H.J.Res. 41: 

H.J.Res. 41

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL16, 1995-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 41 would amend the U.S. Constitution to end the practice of automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens.

H.R. 1986: 

H.R. 1986

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1986 would authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the military to assist in border control efforts.

H.R. 6116: 

More Border Patrol Agents Now Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to develop and implement a plan to better recruit and retain Border Patrol agents and include in that plan a scheme to award bonuses for recruitment and retention of Border Patrol agents.

To recruit and retain Border Patrol agents.

H.R. 6160: 

More Border Patrol Agents Now Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to develop and implement a plan to better recruit and retain Border Patrol agents and include in that plan a scheme to award bonuses for recruitment and retention of Border Patrol agents.

To recruit and retain Border Patrol agents.

H.R. 6095: 

Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

This bill would clarify state and local law enforcement’s inherent authority to enforce Federal immigration laws; and would overturn a decades-old court injunction that impedes the Federal government’s ability to remove aliens from El Salvador on an expedited basis.

To affirm the inherent authority of State and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of immigration laws, to provide for effective prosecution of alien smugglers, and to reform immigration litigation procedures.

H.R. 6094: 

Community Protection Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would provide for the detention of dangerous aliens, the removal of deportable criminal aliens, and the inadmissibility and deportability of aliens participating in street gang activity.

To restore the Secretary of Homeland Security's authority to detain dangerous aliens, to ensure the removal of deportable criminal aliens, and combat alien gang crime.

H.R. 6294: 

End Birth Citizenship to Illegal Aliens Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would give children born in the United States the same citizenship and immigration status as their mothers, effectively ending birthright citizenship and significantly curbing chain migration.

To provide children born in the United States with the same citizenship and immigration status as their mothers.

H.R. 6183: 

No Match Immigration Enforcement Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Geoff Davis [R-KY4, 2005-2012] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS, in consultation with the Social Security Administration (SSA), to establish an employer data-sharing program under which SSA would provide DHS, at the latter’s request: (1) a list of employers who are determined by SSA to have employed, during any period to which the request relates, any employee whose Social Security number (SSN), as provided to the employer, did not match SSA records; and (2) the number of instances occurring during that period of the employment by each employer of such an employee; would prohibit disclosed information from being used by DHS fo

S. 3948: 

Enhanced Border Tunnel Prevention Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. William “Bill” Frist [R-TN, 1995-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would penalize any person convicted of constructing or financing a border tunnel with up to 25 years’ imprisonment and anybody who recklessly permits others to construct or use such a tunnel on their land with up to 15 years’ imprisonment; and would penalize any person convicted of using a border tunnel to smuggle aliens (including terrorists and criminals), weapons, drugs, and other illicit goods by a doubling of the sentence for the underlying offense (i.e., up to 50 years’ imprisonment).

S. 3946: 

Community Protection Against International Gangs Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. William “Bill” Frist [R-TN, 1995-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

This bill would render inadmissible and deportable any alien who DHS, the Attorney General, or a consular officer knows or has reason to suspect that the alien is either a member of a criminal street gang or who has participated in or supported illegal gang activity; and would require DHS, after making a determination that the government of a foreign country has denied or unreasonably delayed accepting an alien who is a national of that country after the alien has been ordered removed – and after consultation with the State Department – to instruct the State Department to deny a visa to any

H.R. 6089: 

Illegal Immigrant Deterrence and Public Safety Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To restore the Secretary of Homeland Security's authority to detain dangerous aliens, to affirm the inherent authority of State and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5507: 

Securing the Homeland Through Agency Reporting Enhancement Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require the Social Security Administration to send a “no-match” notification letter to all employers that have been given a non-matching Social Security number by an employee, and to provide DHS with information regarding the non-matching employee.

To establish procedures for the issuance by the Commissioner of Social Security of "no match" letters to employers, and for the notification of the Secretary of Homeland Security regarding such letters.

H.R. 6015: 

Secure the Border Now Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would provide incentives for becoming and remaining as Border Patrol agents, allow for the appointment of temporary agents, and enable homeland security grants to be used for preventing illegal immigration.

To enhance border security through the use of temporary support personnel, expansion of Border Patrol agent training, increased hiring authority, support for local law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5977: 

American Child Support Enforcement Immigration Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R-MD6, 1993-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to deny family classification petitions filed by individuals who owe child support arrearages, as certified by the Department of Health and Human Services, and apply the requirement to previously-approved petitions if a visa has not yet been issued or an adjustment of status has not yet been effected.

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for the denial of family classification petitions filed by an individual who owes child support arrearages.

H.R. 5841: 

To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from paroling into the United States an alien who falls ill while seeking admission at a port of entry or seeks emergency medical assistance by approaching an agent.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit DHS from paroling into the United States an alien solely because he/she: (1) fell ill while seeking admission, or waiting to seek admission; or (2) approaches a DHS agent or official at or near the border in order to seek emergency medical assistance.

To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from paroling into the United States an alien who falls ill while seeking admission at a port of entry or seeks emergency medical assistance by approaching an agent or official of the Department of Homeland Security at or near a border.

H.R. 5813: 

Department of Homeland Security Management and Operations Improvement Act of 2006

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would create a policy directorate within DHS that engages in strategic planning, strengthen lines of authority for directorate operating officers, enhance financial accountability, create a homeland security university, and encourage the hiring of Border Patrol agents.

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for improvements in the management and operations of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5767: 

Sex Offender Visa Loophole Elimination Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Kennedy [R-MN6, 2003-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit approval of family-sponsored immigration petitions if the principal alien is a convicted sex offender.

To prohibit a convicted sex offender from obtaining approval of immigration petitions filed by the offender on behalf of family members.

H.R. 5589: 

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to transfer to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement all functions of the Customs Patrol Officers unit operating on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Souder [R-IN3, 2003-2010] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would transfer the duties of the Shadow Wolves Customs Patrol unit to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (This unique tracking unit, operating solely along the part of the border occupied by the Tohono O’odham Nation, has been greatly successful in pursuing smugglers and maintaining order along the border, but its relegation to Customs and Border Protection, which does not consider itself responsible for intelligence gathering and evidence collection, has stifled the unit’s effectiveness.)

H.R. 5523: 

U.S. General Population Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Linder [R-GA7, 2003-2010] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would align U.S. immigration laws with those of Mexico, which are much more stringent, including allowing the suspension of immigration and international transit when the “public interest” or “domestic equilibrium” so requires, and requiring Federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities to check the legal status of foreigners.

To align the immigration laws of the United States with the Mexican General Population Act.

S. 3773: 

A bill to increase the number of Federal judgeships, in accordance with recommendations by the Judicial Conference, in districts that have an extraordinarily high immigration caseload.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Pete Domenici [R-NM, 1973-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

This bill would require the appointment of additional Federal judges and requires that they be assigned to district courts in which criminal immigration filings totaled more than 50 percent of all criminal filings for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2004.

A bill to increase the number of Federal judgeships, in accordance with recommendations by the Judicial Conference, in districts that have an extraordinarily high immigration caseload.

S.Res. 551: 

A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that illegal immigrants should not receive Social Security benefits and that this prohibition should be strictly enforced.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would express a sense of the Senate that illegal aliens should not receive Social Security benefits and that this prohibition should be strictly enforced.

A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that illegal immigrants should not receive Social Security benefits and that this prohibition should be strictly enforced.

S. 2825: 

Border Health Security Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D-NM, 1983-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to state and local governments and other public entities as to: (1) effect improvement in the health of border area residents; and(2) enhance border area bioterrorism preparedness; would authorize a $10 million appropriation for Fiscal 2007 to carry out the aims of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, and would allow Commission members or staff to provide advice or recommendations to Congress at any time – whether there is a request for such advice/recommendations or not; would create a

H.R. 5597: 

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to render deportable all aliens convicted of a criminal offense resulting in a sentence of incarceration, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Green [R-WI8, 1999-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would render detainable and deportable all aliens sentenced to incarceration; would subject all criminal aliens to expedited removal proceedings; would prohibit state and local governments from using Federal funds to incarcerate criminal aliens unless: (1) for each conviction, the state or local government provides DHS with information adequate for DHS to determine whether the alien is lawfully present; and (2) for each alien determined to be unlawfully present, the state or local government transfers custody of that alien to DHS no later than the expiration of the alien’s prison t

H.R. 2086: 

H.R. 2086

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Davis [R-TN1, 2007-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2086 would fund the 287(g) program, a means by which state and local law enforcement agencies may enter into agreements with DHS so that officers may receive training from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to perform immigration enforcement functions.

H.R. 1951: 

Legal Employee Verification Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Brad Ellsworth [D-IN8, 2007-2010] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1951, the Legal Employee Verification Act, would increase interior enforcement by requiring the establishment of a system to verify an individual's identity and employment eligibility. As well, it would require visas and immigration-related documents be machine readable, use biometric identifiers, and be compatible with US-VISIT.

H.R. 2490: 

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to conduct a pilot program to determine the feasibility of a full-scale program for mobile biometric identification of aliens unlawfully trying to enter the United States by sea.

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a pilot program for the mobile biometric identification in the maritime environment of aliens unlawfully attempting to enter the United States.

H.Res. 351: 

Sullivan Resolution to support interior enforcement

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Sullivan [R-OK1, 2002-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would provide a sense of the House that Congress should reject amnesty legislation until all existing immigration laws are enforced.

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Federal authorities should strengthen and vigorously enforce all existing immigration laws.

S. 1269: 

ENFORCE Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1269, the ENFORCE Act, would establish, within Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the National Border Neighborhood Watch (NBNW), which would authorize retired law enforcement officers to assist Border Patrol agents by reporting illegal border crossings, and would allow civilian volunteers to participate in the NBNW, provided CBP-defined criteria are met; would provide for fencing and security improvements along the southern U.S.

H.R. 2109: 

Empowering Our Local Communities Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thelma Drake [R-VA2, 2005-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Would make it a criminal misdemeanor for one to be illegally present in the United States (currently, being an illegal alien is only a civil violation); and would require that illegal aliens convicted of vehicular manslaughter resulting from driving while intoxicated be sentenced to at least five years, but no more than 40 years, in prison.

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal penalties for certain killings by illegal aliens, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1822: 

Workplace Representation Integrity Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require that in order to be considered valid, a signed authorization card relative to union representation must be accompanied by an attestation that the signer is a U.S. citizen or lawful resident alien as well as documentary evidence of citizenship or legal immigration status.

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to require attestation and proof of citizenship or lawful residency from employees seeking labor representation by way of a process other than through a secret ballot election.

S. 913: 

A bill to clarify that the revocation of an alien’s visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit judicial review of visa or immigration document revocation in all cases (currently, if revocation provides the sole ground for removal, it may be reviewed); and would apply this prohibition to all visas issued as of or after enactment.

A bill to clarify that the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review.

H.R. 1792: 

Temporary Agricultural Labor Reform Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1792, the Temporary Agricultural Labor Reform Act, would make reforms to the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program that would help protect U.S. agricultural workers from job displacement and wage depression currently caused by the H-2A temporary agricultural guest-worker program.

S. 1035: 

H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1035, the H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, would reduce much of the fraud associated with the H-1B and L-1 visa programs by, among other things, requiring employers to attest that they had tried to hire U.S. workers before importing a foreign worker and requiring H-1B and L-1 visa holders be paid prevailing wages.

H.R. 1227: 

Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill as amended in the House Financial Services Committee, would require any entity receiving Federal funds for public housing reconstruction following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to verify that all of its workers are authorized to work in the United States and have a valid form of identification or documentation to prove their immigration status.

To assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

H.R. 1811: 

Maritime Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steven LaTourette [R-OH14, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would create a new criminal offense for transporting or facilitating the transportation, harboring, or concealment of an alien (or attempting or conspiring to transport, harbor, or conceal) on board a “covered vessel” (i.e., a U.S. vessel [or vessel subject to U.S.

H.R. 3494: 

Charlie Norwood CLEAR Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3494, the Charlie Norwood CLEAR Act, would reduce the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begin to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population. It would also begin to slowly and steadily reduceg the current illegal population.

H.R. 4088: 

SAVE Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Heath Shuler [D-NC11, 2007-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4088, SAVE Act of 2007, would increase border security by: increasing the number of border patrol agents; providing more funding for the Tunnel Task Force; providing for new and updated border security, surveillance, communication, and apprehension technology; improving border security infrastructure; and empowering governors in border states to declare a border emergency and request temporary redeployment of up to 1,000 additional Border Patrol Agents.

S. 2368: 

SAVE Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2368, SAVE Act of 2007, would help reduce illegal immigration by requiring every employer in the United States to eventually use the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system to verify that every employee has the legal right to work in the United States. As well, S. 2368 contains other interior enforcement measures such as increasing the number of ICE agents and training at least 250 State and local law enforcement officers on how to perform federal immigration enforcement procedures.

H.R. 6633: 

Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2008

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D-AZ8, 2007-2012] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would extend the E-Verify (Basic Pilot) program for an additional 5 years (until 2013), mandate a funding agreement between the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security, and authorize two GAO studies regarding nonconfirmations and the overall cost of E-Verify compliance on small businesses.

To evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and to ensure the protection of Social Security beneficiaries.

H.R. 2940: 

To amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to discretionary determinations waiving an alien’s inadmissibility based on certain activities, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would authorize DHS to revoke a waiver of inadmissibility stemming from involvement in a terrorist organization at any time without notice; and would prohibit judicial review of such revocations.

To amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to discretionary determinations waiving an alien's inadmissibility based on certain activities, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2954: 

Secure Borders FIRST (For Integrity, Reform, Safety, and Anti-Terrorism) Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Would establish mandatory minimum prison sentences for aliens who: (1) enter the United States illegally three or more times; and (2) enter the United States following prior removal or denial of admission; and would require the State Department to deny admission to nationals of countries who deny or delay repatriation of their nationals who have been ordered removed from the United States.

To strengthen enforcement of immigration laws, and gain operational control over the borders of the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2271: 

Unlawful Employers Accountability and Illegal Alien State Reimbursement Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles “Charlie” Gonzalez [D-TX20, 1999-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Would require DHS, when a fine is received from an offending employer, to credit the account of the state in which the violation occurred within the newly-established Illegal Alien State Reimbursement Fund and would require states to use amounts received from DHS under this bill solely for payments to local educational agencies, public health care providers, and law enforcement agencies for the purpose of assisting state and local governments with meeting the costs associated with serving illegal aliens; and would require a state to redistribute two-thirds of its DHS payment, within 60 days

H.R. 2504: 

L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would cap annual issuance of L‐1 “intracompany transferee”/”specialized knowledge”
nonimmigrant visas at 35,000 (currently, no cap), but would clarify that this cap: (1) applies
only to principal aliens and not to their spouses or children; and (2) does not apply to an L‐
1 worker who is employed, or has received an offer of employment from, an institution of
higher education or a nonprofit research or governmental research organization;
• Would establish three years as the maximum period of authorized stay for an L‐1 worker;

H.R. 2538: 

Defend the American Dream Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2538, Defend the American Dream Act of 2007, would prohibit an employer that employs H1B workers from displacing a U.S. worker employed by the employer within the period beginning 180 days before and ending 180 days after the employer petitions to import an H1B and would mandate active recruitment of U.S. workers before importing an H1B worker.

H.R. 2542: 

Border Law Enforcement Enhancement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ciro Rodriguez [D-TX23, 2007-2010] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would establish a DHS grant program ($150 million annual appropriation authorized), beginning with fiscal 2008) to aid local law enforcement agencies serving communities within 25 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in: (1) conducting law enforcement operations in order to enforce criminal laws, prevent and punish criminal activity, and protect the lives, property, and security of the people within the jurisdiction; (2) transferring detained illegal aliens to appropriate Federal law enforcement officials; and (3) enforcing state and Federal laws relating to controlled substance traffic

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