H.R. 3150: 

Criminal Alien Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3150, Criminal Alien Accountability Act, would deter illegal-alien reentry by establishing mandatory minimum sentences for aliens who reenter the United States after being removed and for persons who assist aliens in reentering the United States.

H.R. 3381: 

L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3381, 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 from displacing American workers to hire L-1s.

H.R. 1770: 

H.R. 1770

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1770 would require employers at critical infrastructure sites, including federal, state and local government buildings; military bases; nuclear energy sites; weapons sites; and airports, to participate in the Basic Pilot program to verify the identity and employment eligibility of employees.

H.Con.Res. 221: 

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack.

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would urge the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack and to reduce the massive influx of illegal aliens into the United States.

H.R. 815: 

Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 815, the Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act, would prohibit the use of identification cards issued by foreign governments, including Matricula consular cards, for purposes of verifying the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial institution.

S. 1168: 

A bill to amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to make inadmissible individuals who law enforcement knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to make inadmissible individuals who law enforcement knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, seek entry into the United States to participate in illegal activities with criminal gangs located in the United States.

H.R. 1279: 

Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would authorize funds for joint federal, state, and local investigation and prosecution of gangs in the United States. [Note: The bill has few provisions that directly affect immigration, but since gangs are heavily comprised of aliens, especially illegal aliens, it would result in better enforcement and higher removal rates.]

To amend title 18, United States Code, to reduce violent gang crime and protect law-abiding citizens and communities from violent criminals, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2933: 

Alien Gang Removal Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2933, the Alien Gang Removal Act, would prohibit members of violent criminal gangs from receiving Temporary Protected Status and make aliens who are members of violent criminal gangs inadmissible and deportable.

H.R. 3262: 

Employee Verification Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3262, the Employee Verification Accountability Act, would eliminate the series of fines ranging from $250 to $10,000 that current law provides for employers who hire illegal aliens and replace them with a single fine of $10,000 per violation.

H.R. 1325: 

H.R. 1325

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1325 would repeal the H-1B visa category for temporary workers in specialty occupations.

H.Con.Res. 50: 

H.Con.Res. 50

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Con.Res. 50 was a concurrent resolution asking the President to refrain from transmitting the U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement to Congress. The U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement would reward certain illegal aliens from Mexico with Social Security benefits and potentially serve as an incentive for illegal immigration.

H.R. 368: 

Driver’s License Security and Modernization Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Davis [R-VA11, 1995-2008] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 368, the Driver’s License Security and Modernization Act, would require states to verify that an applicant for a state-issued driver's license or ID card is legally in the country before issuing the card.

H.R. 418: 

REAL ID Act of 2005

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act, would set federal standards for the the issuance of driver's licenses and a legal presence requirement that would make illegal aliens ineligible for driver's licenses. As well, H.R. 418 would tie the driver's license expiration date of a temporary visa holder to the expiration date of their visa so that those who enter the country legally as visa holders, but become illegal aliens by overstaying their visas, will not have a valid driver's license after the date of the expiration of their visa.

H.R. 19: 

To require employers to conduct employment eligibility verification.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 19 would expand the voluntary pilot program that currently allows employers to verify an employee's legal status by making the program mandatory nationwide and phasing it in over seven years.

H.R. 98: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 98, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would increase penalties against employers who hire illegal aliens and require employers to verify the legal status of potential employees who will be required to hold new Social Security cards with biometric identifiers. In addition, H.R. 98 calls for hiring 10,000 new Homeland Security Department investigators to enforce the law.

H.R. 1219: 

SAFE for America Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1219, 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.R. 925: 

Identification Integrity Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 925, the Identification Integrity Act, would make it harder for illegal aliens to gain government services and to otherwise profit from their illegal activity by prohibiting federal agencies from accepting foreign issued IDs (except for passports).

S. 1362: 

Homeland Security Enhancement Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1362, the Homeland Security Enhancement Act, would clarify state and local law enforcement's ability to enforce immigration laws. The legislation would reduce the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begin to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population.

H.R. 3137: 

CLEAR Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles “Charlie” Norwood [R-GA10, 2007-2007] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3137, the CLEAR Act, would bring our 700,000 state and local law officers on the beat with respect to immigration crimes and allow local law enforcement officials to detain and process illegal aliens, thus increasing interior enforcement. Of the many provisions of the CLEAR Act, some of the most important provide for: training on local officers in immigration law enforcement, increased in formation sharing regarding violations of immigration law among various law enforcement agencies, and additional resources to local law enforcement and Homeland Security.

H.R. 780: 

H.R. 780

Sponsored by:  Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 780 would assure funding for additional Border Patrol agents for fiscal years 2006 through 2010.

H.R. 3322: 

USA Jobs Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Nancy Johnson [R-CT5, 2003-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3322, 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. It includes important protections for American workers, including prevailing wage and no-layoff provisions. It also extends current no-layoff provisions for H-1B dependent employers to all H-1B employers.

H.J.Res. 46: 

H.J.Res. 46

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul [R-TX14, 1997-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 46 would create a constitutional amendment that would end the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 300,000 anchor babies born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

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.

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