H.R. 693: 

E-Verify Modernization Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 693, E-Verify Modernization Act of 2011, would make the E-Verify program permanent, make E-Verify mandatory for all new employees after 60 days, allows employers to check existing employees, and protect employers from having to spend resources training an employee before a confirmation.

H.R. 2000: 

SAVE Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Heath Shuler [D-NC11, 2007-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 2000, SAVE Act of 2011, 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, H.R. 4088 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.

S. 723: 

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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S. 723, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, would end the process of granting automatic citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. This would put an end to a major source of U.S. population growth and remove an incentive for illegal immigration. It has been, and is currently, U.S. policy to automatically grant U.S. citizenship to the babies born to illegal aliens in the United States -- some 300,000 to 350,000 a year according to a spring 2005 article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Not only do these births represent additional U.S.

H.R. 1922: 

H.R. 1922

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ben Quayle [R-AZ3, 2011-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 1922 would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to access federal lands, including National Wilderness Preservation land, to carry out security activities.

H.R. 2164: 

Legal Workforce Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 2164, the Legal Workforce Act of 2011, would replace the current I-9 system by making E-Verify (currently the basic pilot federal employment verification program) permanent and mandatory for all employees via a gradual phase-in process. Specifically, an employer with 10,000 or more employees has 6 months to become compliant after the bill's enactment, while employers with 500 to 10,000 employees have 12 months, employers with 20 to 500 employees have 18 months, employers with 1 to 20 employees have 24 months, and agriculture service employers have 36 months.

H.R. 1196: 

LEAVE Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 1196, the LEAVE Act, would prevent illegal aliens from purchasing homes or receiving taxpayer-funded housing, stop illegal aliens from receiving Social Security payments, create a births and deaths registry in order to reduce identity fraud, end birthright citizenship, and call for fencing of the border and an increase in the number of border control agents. H.R. 1196 would also mandate the use of the E-Verify program and allow local law enforcement agencies to enforce America's current immigration laws.

H.R. 1274: 

Keeping the Pledge on Immigration Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R.1274, the Keeping the Pledge on Immigration Act, would: provide up to 4,000 additional national guard troops patrolling the southern border; reaffirm language mandating "operational control" of the border as defined in the 2006 Secure Fence Act; provide double and even triple layer fencing by September 30, 2014; organize rapid deployment unites to respond to UAE and radar detection alerts; complete of the automated exit control system by September 30, 2015; and provide additional visa security screening for high risk visas including in-person interviews and data sharing.

H.R. 1459: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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The bill would require each state and their local law enforcement agencies to collect and report all immigration and DWI-related information as a prerequisite for receiving State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP, a program that provides assistance to states for the incarceration of illegal aliens) funding. DWI-related information would then appear as a flag on the wants/warrants page of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

H.R. 1698: 

10k Run for the Border Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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The bill would increase penalties for employing illegal aliens up to $80,000 for the first offense, up to $200,000 for the second offense, and up to $1,600,000 for the third offense. Furthermore, 80% of the fines collected would be rewarded directly to state and local authorities.

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for employing illegal aliens.

H.R. 1764: 

Ammunition Management for More Obtainability Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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The bill would prevent Community Oriented Policing Services Program (COPS) funding from being used to uphold “sanctuary policies,” which prevent law enforcement officials in local municipalities from investigating immigration status or reporting immigration violations to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). COPS is important to city, tribal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies because it awards grants used to update technology, hire and train police officers, and develop crime fighting strategies. Please see S.169 for the Senate Companion legislation.

H.R. 692: 

Protecting Department of Homeland Security Personnel Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To provide protection for certain Federal employees with respect to implementation of the June 15, 2012, memorandum from Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children.

H.R. 463: 

H.R. 463

Sponsored by:  Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 463 would improve the U-Visa program through various adjustments to the existing system. First, the program is limited so that only spouses and children of U-Visa holders may accompany to join the recipient of the U-Visa. In order to prevent abuse of the system, the list of crimes that create U-Visa eligibility is limited to actual completed crimes. In other words, attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation to commit one of the crimes listed have been removed.

H.R. 457: 

Criminal Alien Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

This bill establishes mandatory minimum prison sentences for aliens who reenter the U.S. following removal, and the individuals who aid the aliens in their unlawful reentry. The minimum sentences have a varying degree of severity depending on the reason the alien was initially removed.

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. 425: 

H.R. 425

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 425, would restrict any federal funds from being used for the “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives” rule published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which allows illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. prior to leaving to process immigrant visa applications.

H.R. 2220: 

SMART Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2220, the SMART Act of 2013, would make efforts to achieve border security along the international border with Mexico. First, the bill requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to achieve and maintain operational control of only the Southwest border, which is defined as a 90% probability that all illegal border crossers are apprehended and narcotics and other contraband are seized.

H.R. 1292: 

New IDEA Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 1292, the New IDEA Act of 2013, would amend the Internal Revenue Code so that wages and benefits paid to unauthorized aliens are not tax deductible. This bill also makes improvements to E-Verify, including permanent authorization the program, safe harbor for employees that properly use E-Verify, and permission for employers to make job offers contingent upon work authorization.

H.R. 2264: 

CLEAR Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2264, the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal (CLEAR) Act of 2013, would reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. The CLEAR Act also recognizes local law enforcement's authority to help enforce immigration law, improves information sharing between local law enforcement agencies and the federal government, and requires the federal government to expeditiously remove criminal illegal aliens.

H.R. 3611: 

DHS Immigration Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

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H.R. 3611, the DHS Immigration Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013, would require the Secretary of DHS to submit a detailed annual report on immigration policy directives, covering matters ranging from previous removal statistics and the estimated number of aliens present without lawful status to the number of immigration cases closed due to immigration policy directives. In response to recent reports that the Administration is “cooking the books” on its removal numbers, detailed information is required regarding the methods by which the statistics were compiled.

H.R. 2602: 

Timely Repatriation Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2602, the Timely Repatriation Act, would give the Secretary of Homeland Security the ability to punish countries that refuse or unreasonably delay the repatriation of its nationals from the United States. If a country’s repatriation failure rate exceeds 10%, the Secretary will refuse to issue visas for attendants, servants, personal employees, and immediate family members of ambassadors, diplomats, consular officers, or other officials and employees from that country’s government.

H.R. 72: 

Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 72, the Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013 would allow for emergency deployments of U.S. Border Patrol agents, DEA agents, and ATF agents in states that declare an "international border security emergency." Improvements to border security are also proposed, including new equipment, technology, and vehicles for agents, in order to prevent various forms of crime including crossing into the United States at any location other than an authorized port of entry.

H.R. 830: 

SAVE Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 830, the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act of 2013 would help reduce illegal immigration by broadening and enhancing border security and interior enforcement measures. Perhaps the most important aspect of the SAVE Act is its requirement that ALL employers use the E-Verify electronic workplace verification program, an inexpensive, quick, and accurate way to verify the employment eligibility of ALL employees. This would go a long way toward removing the job magnet for illegal immigration.

H.R. 502: 

Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 502, the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2013, would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify employment verification system and oblige all employers to use the system to verify that new hires are allowed to work in the United States.

H.R. 478: 

E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 478, the E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013, would make the E-Verify program permanent, make E-Verify mandatory for all new employees after 60 days, allows employers to check existing employees, and protects employers from having to spend resources training an employee before a confirmation.

H.R. 1772: 

Legal Workforce Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1772, the Legal Workforce Act, would mandate E-Verify for all employers within 2 years, which would effectively end the jobs magnet for illegal immigration.

H.R. 477: 

Nuclear Family Priority Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 477, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, would eliminate the family-based green card categories that are directly responsible for endless chains of family migration. The current annual limits on green cards are 78,000 for parents, 65,000 for adult brothers and sisters, 23,400 for married sons and daughters and 23,400 for unmarried adult sons and daughters. H.R.

H.R. 2278: 

SAFE Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2278, the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 would empower local law enforcement agents to enforce federal immigration laws. The SAFE Act would also require DHS to create a national immigration violators database, prevent cities from providing sanctuary to illegal aliens and would provide funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) that reimburses states for incarcerating illegal aliens.

H.Res. 326: 

Rep. Broun No Amnesty Resolution

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H. Res. 326 would express the sense of the House of Representatives that any immigration reform proposal adopted by Congress should not legalize, grant amnesty for, or confer any other legal status condoning the otherwise unlawful entry or presence in the United States of any individual.

H.R. 2124: 

Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2124, the Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act, does everything possible to keep the promises of internal enforcement made in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). First and foremost, it establishes mandatory E-Verify for all future hires, effectively eliminating the jobs magnet. Penalties are increased for fraud and smuggling, and so-called "sanctuary cities" lose all State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding.

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