H.R. 3077: 

Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2001

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael Castle [R-DE0, 1993-2010] in the 107th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3077, the Visa Integrity and Security Act, would require H-1B employers to notify authorities if H-1B visa holders never show up for the job. The bill would have also created an entry-exit tracking system that would signal authorities when people who enter the U.S. legally on visas do not leave as they should and stay here illegally.

H.Res. 720: 

H.Res. 720

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael “Mac” Collins [R-GA8, 2003-2004] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Res. 720 was a resolution expressing the disapproval of the House of Representatives of the Social Security totalization agreement between the United States and Mexico that would allow illegal aliens from Mexico to apply for Social Security once they either leave the U.S. or obtain legal status.

H.R. 4440: 

Identification Security Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
H.R. 4440, the Identification Security Act, would make possession of foreign-issued consular ID cards such as the matricula consular evidence that the holder of the card is an illegal alien. This would have removed the opportunity for illegal aliens to use foreign-issued ID cards to open bank accounts, etc.

H.R. 5111: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5111, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would increase interior enforcement by requiring a mandatory workplace verification program to verify the legal work status of potential employees. Additionally, the legislation contained significant sanctions against employers who hire illegal aliens and requires integration of the border-patrol fingerprint identification system and the FBI fingerprint-database.

H.R. 10: 

9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dennis “Denny” Hastert [R-IL14, 1987-2007] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act, would set federal standards for the issuance of driver's licenses and birth certificates. H.R. 10 would prohibit issuance of driver's licenses to illegal aliens and require that driver's licenses of temporary visa holders expire when their visa expires. As well, H.R. 10 contains provisions to prohibit the use of consular-issued ID cards. H.R. 10 would reduce asylum fraud by reaffirming that the burden of proof is on the asylum claimant, and that the adjudicator may require corroborating evidence in certain cases. H.R.

H.R. 3534: 

BE REAL Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3534, the BE REAL Act, would reduce rewards for illegal immigration by prohibiting the issuance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to illegal aliens. It would eliminate the Section 245(i) amnesty for certain illegal aliens. It would increase border control by amending the Posse Comitatus Act to authorize the use of the U.S. military for border enforcement.

H.R. 3674: 

Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3674, the Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act, would have made it harder for illegal aliens to gain government services and to otherwise profit from their illegal activity by prohibiting banks from accepting foreign issued IDs (except for passports) for purposes of verifying the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial institution.

S. 1685: 

Basic Pilot Program Extension and Expansion Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1685, the Basic Pilot Program Extension and Expansion Act, would extend the voluntary workplace verification program for five years and expand it to all 50 states. This program is an important component of preventing illegal aliens from taking jobs from those who have the legal right to work in this country.

S.Res. 211: 

S.Res. 211

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S.Res. 211 would express the sense of the Senate that the free trade agreements are not the vehicle to enact or change immigration legislation.

H.R. 5413: 

H.R. 5413

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5413 would implement higher wage requirements and other worker protections that would make it more difficult for H-1B employers to displace U.S. workers and depress wages of U.S. workers and H-1B visa holders.

H.R. 2671: 

CLEAR Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles “Charlie” Norwood [R-GA10, 2007-2007] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2671, the CLEAR Act, would clarify state and local law enforcement's ability to enforce immigration laws. If enacted, H.R. 2671 would have reduced the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begun to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population.

H.R. 946: 

Mass Immigration Reduction Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 946, the Mass Immigration Reduction Act, called for deep reductions in all categories of immigration, including: ending chain migration categories such as parents of adult children and siblings of adults, reducing the category of skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, limiting refugee admissions and asylee adjustments to a total of 25,000 annually and require that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and ending the visa lottery. H.R.

H.R. 1567: 

Citizenship Reform Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Nathan Deal [R-GA9, 2007-2010] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1567 was a bill to deny citizenship to babies of illegal aliens. The bill would have ended the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 200,000 "anchor babies" born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

H.J.Res. 44: 

H.J.Res. 44

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL16, 1995-2006] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 44 would create a Constitutional amendment that would end the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 200,000 "anchor babies" born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

H.R. 687: 

Identification Integrity Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 687, the Identification Integrity Act, would prohibit federal agencies from accepting non-verifiable ID documents issued by foreign governments, such as the matricula consular. This would have prevented illegal aliens from being able to open a bank account or to apply for any federally provided public benefit.

H.R. 655: 

H.R. 655

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 655 would prevent illegal aliens from being able to use a driver's license as a legal form of identification. Since a driver's license is a gateway to other documents, this would have made it more difficult for an illegal alien to operate in the U.S.

H.R. 502: 

H.R. 502

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 502 would have required a secure and verifiable ID be used to obtain Federal public benefits. This would prohibit federal agencies from accepting non-verifiable ID documents issued by foreign governments, such as the matricula consular, thus preventing illegal aliens from applying for any federally provided public benefit.

H.R. 775: 

SAFE for America Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 775, the SAFE for America Act, would eliminate the visa lottery that each year gives 50,000 green cards to people without any regard to humanitarian need, family connections, or potential contribution to the U.S.

H.J.Res. 42: 

H.J.Res. 42

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul [R-TX14, 1997-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 42 would create a Constitutional amendment that would end the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 200,000 anchor babies born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

H.R. 2688: 

H.R. 2688

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2688 would put an end to the H-1B foreign-worker importation program that primarily allocates visas to high-tech workers.

H.R. 2702: 

L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2702, the L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act, would provide much needed protections for American workers by preventing employers using the L-1 visa to hire foreign workers and displacing American workers to hire L-1s.

H.R. 3052: 

State Accountability and Identity Fraud Elimination Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3052, the State Accountability and Identity Fraud Elimination Act, would withhold highway apportionments from states that have a policy of granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. This would create a disincentive for states to reward illegal aliens with driver's licenses.

H.R. 3452: 

Visitor Information and Security Accountability (VISA) Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3452, the VISA Act, would help reduce illegal immigration by authorizing Congress to use the military to secure the borders. It would also limit the release of aliens in removal proceedings, thereby reducing the number of illegal aliens with standing deportation orders who are able to disappear before they are deported.

S. 1906: 

Homeland Security Enhancement Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1906, the Homeland Security Enhancement Act, would clarify state and local law enforcement's ability to enforce immigration laws. If enacted, it would have reduced the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begun to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population.

H.R. 2849: 

USA Jobs Protection Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Nancy Johnson [R-CT5, 2003-2006] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2849, the USA Jobs Protection Act, would implement reforms of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs aimed at preventing American high-tech workers from being displaced by foreign workers. The legislation would provide important protections for American workers, including prevailing wage and no-layoff provisions. It would also extend current no-layoff provisions for H-1B dependent employers to all H-1B employers.

S. 1452: 

USA Jobs Protection Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT, 1981-2010] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1452, the USA Jobs Protection Act, would implement reforms of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs aimed at preventing American high-tech workers from being displaced by foreign workers. The legislation included important protections for American workers, including prevailing wage and no-layoff provisions. It also sought to extend current no-layoff provisions for H-1B dependent employers to all H-1B employers.

H.R. 3542: 

To confer standing on Members of Congress to bring suit in Federal district court to compel compliance with congressional intent in enacting laws to protect the people of the United States against national security threats.

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To confer standing on Members of Congress to bring suit in Federal district court to compel compliance with congressional intent in enacting laws to protect the people of the United States against national security threats.

S. 2117: 

ENFORCE Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2117, the ENFORCE Act, would: 1) end the automatic granting of citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens (an estimated 250,000 per year); 2) increase border controls by enlisting retired law officers in border control efforts; 3) increase interior enforcement by mandating federal officials respond to state and local officials who detain illegal aliens; and 4) prevent theft and abuse of social security numbers and individual taxpayer ID numbers, both of which are used by illegal aliens to obtain jobs fraudulently.

H.R. 4360: 

Border Law Enforcement Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To enforce law and order by establishing a program to authorize, fund, and otherwise assist local Sheriffs' offices in designated counties to provide a second line of defense alongside and in close cooperation with the United States Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to conduct law enforcement operations in their counties along the southern international border of the United States, and to prevent lawlessness in border areas.

H.Res. 621: 

Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4437) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4437) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3776: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To improve sharing of immigration information among Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials, to improve State and local enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4433: 

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct outreach to and consult with members of the private sector with respect to the Secure Border Initiative and for the purposes of strengthening security along the international.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct outreach to and consult with members of the private sector with respect to the Secure Border Initiative and for the purposes of strengthening security along the international and maritime borders of the United States.

H.Res. 610: 

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4437) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4437) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4044: 

Rapid Response Border Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4044, the Rapid Response Border Protection Act, would increase border patrol efforts by providing for additional border patrol agents, additional border patrol equipment and training facilities, incentives for careers in the Border Patrol, and deployment of border patrol agents to states where a border security state of emergency has been declared. It would also increase interior enforcement by providing for additional immigration inspectors, additional immigration enforcement agents, and additional detention beds.

H.R. 4032: 

H.R. 4032

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Doolittle [R-CA4, 1993-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4302 would prohibit issuance of residential mortgages to illegal aliens, removing a huge incentive for illegal immigration, and remove the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to expedited removal. Expanding usage of expedited removal will ensure that illegal aliens do not get away with their immigration offense and compound it by remaining in America.

H.R. 4240: 

Secure America Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Hostettler [R-IN8, 1995-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4240, the Secure America Act, would increase border control by permitting the use of the Army and Air Force to secure the border and increase interior enforcement by increasing criminal fines and penalties for alien smuggling and by authorizing DHS to deny admission to aliens from countries that refuse to accept return of their nationals who are removed by the United States.

H.R. 4437: 

Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would strengthen border enforcement through increased personnel and infrastructure (including border fencing); would encourage involvement of state and local law enforcement agencies in – and provide appropriate reimbursement to those agencies for – immigration enforcement; would authorize coordinated border surveillance efforts between DHS and DOD; would eliminate the visa lottery; and would require completion of all background checks prior to the granting of any legal immigration status.

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