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.
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
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 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, 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.
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.
To increase the number of Federal judgeships in certain judicial districts with heavy caseloads of criminal immigration cases.
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, 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.
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. 1940, the Birthright Citizenship Act, would eliminate birthright citizenship, the process that automatically grants citizenship to the estimated 250,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens each year.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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, 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.
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.)
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.
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, 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, 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 would express the House's disapproval of the U.S-Mexico Social Security totalization agreement signed June 29, 2004.
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.
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 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. 133, the Citizenship Reform Act, 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.
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