S. 31: 

H-1B Visa Fraud Prevention Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit employers who employ H-1B high-skill nonimmigrant workers from transferring them from a worksite in one state to a worksite in another; would require employers of H-1Bs to share information exchanged with Federal agencies with prospective, current, and former H-1B workers upon request; would authorize the Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate applications that have clear indicators of fraud or misrepresentation, instead of simply checking for completeness and inaccuracies (as current law provides) and would eliminate the current statutory provision that requires t

H.R. 2308: 

To repeal the amendment made by section 796 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, exempting from harboring sanctions compensation for alien volunteers.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would repeal an existing statutory exemption from alien harboring provisions that allows U.S. religious organizations to call an alien to serve as a volunteer minister or missionary in the United States, provided the alien has been a member of the denomination for at least one year.

To repeal the amendment made by section 796 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, exempting from harboring sanctions compensation for alien volunteers for certain religious organizations.

H.Res. 440: 

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any comprehensive plan to combat illegal immigration must increase resources for border patrol.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Gillmor [R-OH5, 1989-2007] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would provide a sense of the House that, to deter further illegal immigration and strengthen the U.S. economy, “a prohibition on blanket amnesty for illegal aliens who have deliberately broken the law that does not harm the innocent victims of circumstance” must be part of any immigration reform bill considered by this Congress. (NumbersUSA defines “amnesty” as anything that allows illegal aliens to keep what they broke the law to obtain – most often lawful residence and jobs in the United States.

H.Res. 499: 

H.Res. 499

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Res. 499 would call on the Bush Administration to implement mandated border controls, such as the implementation of entry and exit portions of US-VISIT, and completion of the fencing called for in the Secure Fence Act along the U.S.-Mexico border.

H.R. 3145: 

Prohibition Against Criminal Alien Reentry Act of 2007

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would authorize increased prison sentences for aliens who have re-entered the United States following removal and for whom removal: (1) resulted from conviction for commission of two or more (reduced from three by this bill) misdemeanors involving drugs, crimes against the person, or both, or a felony (other than an aggravated felony); (2) resulted from conviction for commission of an aggravated felony; (3) resulted from exclusion based on involvement in terrorist activities; or (4) occurred following a determination that removal during incarceration for a nonviolent offense would

H.Res. 18: 

H.Res. 18

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Res. 18 would express the House's disapproval of the U.S.-Mexico Social Security totalization agreement, which, if allowed to go into effect, would allow certain illegal aliens from Mexico to collect Social Security benefits.

H.R. 480: 

H.R. 480

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Doolittle [R-CA4, 1993-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 480 would amend the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit the issuance of residential mortgages to consumers without Social Security numbers (including illegal aliens) when a mortgage was to be used toward the consumer's principal residence.

H.R. 134: 

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny visas and admission to aliens who have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than 6 months.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would close a loophole in current immigration law by making inadmissible an illegal alien who has been here unlawfully for between six months and one year unless he/she has remained outside the United States for at least three years. (Current law only applies this three-year bar on admissibility to illegal aliens who have already left the United States .)

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny visas and admission to aliens who have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than 6 months.

H.R. 519: 

H.R. 519

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Doolittle [R-CA4, 1993-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 519 would eliminate the Secretary of Homeland Security's discretionary authority to order expedited removal, unless the Secretary determined after consultation with Federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies that the alien in question would be detained by such an agency, in which case the Secretary would be prohibited from removing the alien until that detention terminates.

H.Con.Res. 40: 

H.Con.Res. 40

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Con.Res. 40 would express the sense of the House that the United States should not engage in the construction of a NAFTA Superhighway System and should not allow the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) to implement additional regulations to create a North American Union with Canada and Mexico. A so-called NAFTA Superhighway could have the effect of virtually eliminating U.S. borders, thus cosponsoring H.Con.Res. 40 is a step to protect U.S. sovereignty and border security.

H.R. 138: 

Employment Eligibility Verification and Anti-Identity Theft Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 138, Employment Eligibility Verification and Anti-Identity Theft Act, would require workers to resolve discrepancies if their names and Social Security numbers do not match; would require employers to terminate workers who do not resolve such discrepancies; and would require the Social Security Administration to notify DHS so it can investigate whether a crime has been committed.

H.R. 131: 

To impose a mandatory minimum sentence on a deportable alien who fails to depart or fails to attend a removal proceeding.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would make it a felony – with a mandatory minimum prison term of one year – for illegal aliens to: (1) ignore a notice to appear in court; or (2) violate a deportation order. (Although the Bush administration has often declared that the era of “catch-and-release” is over, too many illegal aliens apprehended in the interior are still simply given a notice to appear in court – which, in many instances, acts more like a “get out of jail free” card – and then fail to show up for their court date.)

S. 389: 

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 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require the appointment of additional Federal judges and, subsequently, require that they be assigned to district courts in which criminal immigration filings represented 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. 276: 

Passport and Visa Security Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would toughen document fraud laws by, among other things: (1) penalizing those who traffic in 10 or more passports or visas by up to 20 years in prison; (2) establishing a new crime to penalize sham attorneys and legal experts who engage in schemes to defraud aliens based on immigration laws; (3) establishing criminal penalties `for those who conspire and/or attempt to commit passport and visa fraud; (4) clarifying that these laws apply to both U.S.

H.R. 709: 

Total Overhaul of Totalization Agreements Law of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 709, Total Overhaul of Totalization Agreements Law of 2007, would prohibit an illegal alien, for purposes of Social Security benefits, from being credited for income earned while he/she is not authorized to work in the United States. It also would stipulate that this prohibition was not applicable retroactively, so that all benefits already granted would not be affected.

H.R. 416: 

Fairness in Higher Education Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 416, the Fairness in Higher Education Act, would remove an incentive for illegal immigration by prohibiting institutions of higher education located in states that provide in-state tuition or other forms of financial aid to illegal aliens from receiving Federal assistance pursuant to the Higher Education Act of 1965.

H.Res. 22: 

H.Res. 22

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Res. 22 would express the House's disapproval of the U.S-Mexico Social Security totalization agreement signed June 29, 2004.

H.R. 19: 

H.R. 19

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 19 would phase in mandatory employer participation in the Basic Pilot program electronic employment eligibility verification program over seven years, thus reducing the job magnet for illegal immigration.

H.R. 26: 

Criminal Alien Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would establish mandatory minimum sentences for aliens who reenter the United States after being removed and for persons who assist aliens in reentering the United States .

To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes.

H.R. 132: 

H.R. 132

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 132 would impose a term of imprisonment and a criminal fine upon an alien who either: (1) fails to leave the United States after securing permission to depart voluntarily; or (2) returns, or attempts to return, to the United States illegally following voluntary departure (current law imposes only civil penalties).

H.R. 136: 

Identity Theft Notification Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would combat identity theft and unlawful employment of illegal aliens by requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to investigate if it receives W-2 forms with the same Social Security number (SSN) but different addresses; and would require the SSA, if it finds evidence of fraudulent activity (i.e., eight or more instances within a calendar year in which the SSA receives a W-2 under the same SSN and at at least four different addresses are provided in those W-2s in connection with that same SSN), to notify DHS, the Attorney General, the Treasury Department, and the SSN’s r

H.R. 98: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 98, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would establish a mandatory employment eligibility verification system in which employers would be required to verify new hires’ eligibility to work in the United States; and would upgrade Social Security cards’ security features by including: (1) a digitized photograph of the rightful bearer; (2) an encrypted machine-readable electronic identification strip unique to the rightful bearer; and (3) additional anti-tampering, -counterfeiting, and -fraud security features.

H.R. 332: 

H.R. 332

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 332 would prohibit an illegal alien, for purposes of Social Security benefits, from being credited for income earned while he/she is illegally present in the United States ; and would stipulate that this prohibition is not applicable retroactively, so that all benefits already granted would not be affected.

H.R. 190: 

Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul [R-TX14, 1997-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 190, Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2007, would prohibit an individual who is not a U.S. citizen or national, for purposes of Social Security benefits, from being credited for income earned while he/she was not a citizen or national; requires any Social Security totalization agreement to take that prohibition into account; applies that prohibition only to totalization agreements taking effect after enactment.

H.R. 305: 

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 110th 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. 350: 

Sex Offender Visa Loophole Elimination Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Kline [R-MN2] in the 110th 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. 736: 

No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 736, No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2007, would prohibit an illegal alien's work from counting toward qualifying for Social Security; and would stipulate that this prohibition is not applicable retroactively, so that all benefits already granted would not be affected.

H.Res. 246: 

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that States and units of local government should enact legislation to prohibit the issuance of business, professional, or occupational licenses to unauthorized aliens.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that States and units of local government should enact legislation to prohibit the issuance of business, professional, or occupational licenses to unauthorized aliens.

H.R. 1314: 

Photo Identification Security Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1314, Photo Identification Security Act, would prohibit Federal agencies (for any official purpose) and financial institutions (for purposes of verifying the identity of an individual seeking to open an account) from accepting any form of identification of an individual other than: (1) either: (a) a social security card accompanied by a photo identification card issued by the Federal or a state government; or (b) a state driver's license or identification card, provided that the state is in compliance with the REAL ID Act; (2) a U.S.

H.Con.Res. 83: 

H.Con.Res. 83

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Con.Res. 83 would provide a sense of Congress that: (1) enhanced border security and enforcement measures should be passed quickly to ease the burden on state and local governments; (2) state and local agencies should be supported for actively discouraging illegal immigration; and (3) current immigration law should be enforced to the highest extent of the law.

H.R. 1342: 

Secure Entry Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would suspend the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) (which now allows citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa, and, because there is little scrutiny of VWP “travelers,” has provided easy entry for terrorists and created a black market for stolen or forged passports from such countries) until DHS certifies to Congress that: (1) the US-VISIT entry-exit system is fully implemented; (2) all U.S. ports of entry are equipped with functional biometric machine readers; and (3) all nonimmigrants are processed through US-VISIT.

H.R. 1355: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to share immigration information with the Justice Department (DOJ); would require DHS and DOJ to submit a joint report to Congress on improving the performance of Federal immigration databases to ensure the prompt entry of immigration information; would require the head of each state and local law enforcement agency to collect and report to DHS all immigration and DWI-related information collected in the course of normal duties and would condition receipt of State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (a program that provides assistance to states for the incarceration

H.R. 1430: 

SAFE for America Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1430, the SAFE for America Act, would end the visa lottery, which gives out 50,000 green cards each year and does not take into account humanitarian need, family connections, or potential contribution to the United States.

S. 850: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to share immigration information with the Justice Department (DOJ); would require DHS and DOJ to submit a joint report to Congress on improving the performance of Federal immigration databases to ensure the prompt entry of immigration information; would require the head of each state and local law enforcement agency to collect and report to DHS all immigration and DWI-related information collected in the course of normal duties and would require that information to appear as a flag in the Wanted Person File of the National Crime Information Center database; would

H.R. 1512: 

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to States incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would revise provisions governing the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (a program that provides assistance to states for the incarceration of illegal aliens who commit crimes) so that states and localities may be reimbursed for the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens who are either charged with or convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors (rather than only those who are convicted of such offenses as provided by current law).

H.R. 938: 

Nuclear Family Priority Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 938, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, would end chain migration by restricting allocation of family-sponsored immigrant visas so that only spouses or children of a lawful permanent resident (LPR) alien can obtain such visas. Furthermore, it would reduce the number of family-sponsored immigrant visas available per fiscal year to 88,000 minus the number of aliens who were paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons in the second preceding fiscal year.

S. 575: 

Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernization Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. Pete Domenici [R-NM, 1973-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 575, Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernization Act of 2007, would increase the numbers of full-time agents Immigration and Customs agents and full-time Customs and Border Protection inspectors, requiring both to complete the appropriate training programs. It also would require the Department of Homeland Security to put into place plans that improved border and trade security, respective to each organization.

H.R. 939: 

H.R. 939

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 939 would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to request that the Defense Department assign regular or reserve components of the military to assist Customs and Border Protection and ICE agents in certain border protection functions, including preventing the entry of illegal aliens into the country.

H.R. 842: 

CLEAR Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles “Charlie” Norwood [R-GA10, 2007-2007] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 842, the 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 reduce the current illegal population.

S. 330: 

Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 330, Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2007, would add an additional 3,000 Border Patrol agents authorized by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and would require that 20 percent of the annual net increase in agents be assigned to the northern border.

H.R. 4312: 

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain benefits applicable to the Gulf Opportunity Zone, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Richard Baker [R-LA6, 1987-2008] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain benefits applicable to the Gulf Opportunity Zone, and for other purposes.

H.R. 850: 

IRS Illegal Immigrant Information Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 850, IRS Illegal Immigrant Information Act of 2007, would require DHS to furnish the IRS annually with a list of people with expired work visas of that year. The IRS, after checking against their tax records, must notify both the DHS and the employer, and the employer must terminate matching employees within 30 days (a system for employees to contest the DHS action would have been implemented).

H.R. 849: 

Stop the Misuse of ITINs Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require the IRS to notify DHS if: (1) an employee uses an Individual Tax
Identification Number (ITIN) in place of a Social Security number to report employment
earnings; and (2) the ITIN indicates that the employee is not authorized to work in the
United States (ITINs are issued to individuals – regardless of immigration status – who are
required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not
eligible to obtain, a Social Security Number);

H.R. 448: 

Identification Integrity Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit a Federal agency from accepting a foreign identification document for any official purpose, unless the document is a passport that is accepted at the time of enactment.

To prohibit a Federal agency from accepting a form of individual identification issued by a foreign government, except a passport that is accepted on the date of enactment.

H.R. 78: 

American Child Support Enforcement Immigration Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R-MD6, 1993-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit DHS from approving a family-based immigration petition or fiancé/fiancée nonimmigrant petition if the petitioner is certified by the Department of Health and Human Services as owing back child support; and would authorize DHS to revoke a previously-approved petition – provided a visa has not been issued or an adjustment of status has not yet been effected – if the petition would not have been approved if this measure was not in effect.

S. 475: 

A bill to increase the number of Deputy United States Marshals that investigate immigration crimes.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Pete Domenici [R-NM, 1973-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would increase, in fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the number of Deputy U.S. Marshals investigating criminal matters related to immigration.

A bill to increase the number of Deputy United States Marshals that investigate immigration crimes.

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