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.

H.R. 98: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 98, Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2009, 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. 124: 

Secure the Capitol Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 124, Secure the Capitol Act, would require contractors and subcontractors working within the Capitol Complex (Capitol building and grounds, House and Senate office buildings, page dorms, child care centers, Library of Congress, power plant, and Capitol police) to participate in the E-Verify (Employment Verification Program).

S. 95: 

S. 95

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 95 would prevent sanctuary cities from receiving Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding. Sanctuary cities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials and their cities are safe havens for illegal aliens.

H.R. 1096: 

Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. James “Jim” Marshall [D-GA8, 2007-2010] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1096, Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would establish a permanent employment eligibility verification system.

H.R. 994: 

LEAVE Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 994, LEAVE Act, contains multiple provisions designed to help federal authorities enforce our immigration laws including mandatory employment verification, assistance by state and local law enforcement, additional ICE agents, secure identification measures, and preventing sanctuary cities from receiving federal funds. Click here to read more about this bill.

H.R. 160: 

Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul [R-TX14, 1997-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 160, Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009, would prohibit an alien, for purposes of determining Social Security benefits, from being credited for earned income while he/she was not a citizen or national of the United States. Furthermore, it would require any future Social Security totalization agreement to mind this prohibition and require present agreements to conform to this regulation.

H.R. 588: 

10k Run for the Border Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 588, 10k Run for the Border Act, 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.

H.R. 1199: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1199, Scott Gardner Act, would require DHS to share immigration information with the Department of Justice and submit a joint report to Congress about improving federal immigration databases. It would require each state and their local law enforcement agencies to collect and report all immigration and DWI-related information to receive State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funding. DWI-related information would then appear as a flag on the wants/warrants page of the National Crime Information Center database.

H.R. 878: 

Nuclear Family Priority Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997. Chain migration is the process where seemingly endless “chains” of foreign nationals are allowed to immigrate to the United States, since our laws allow citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their non-nuclear, adult family members. It is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in this country to quadruple since the 1960s.

H.R. 662: 

Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D-AZ8, 2007-2012] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 662, Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009, would reauthorize the E-Verify program for a period of 5 years. The E-Verify program allows businesses to determine the legal status of new hires and prevents illegal aliens from being hired, thus making the program an important tool in the Attrition through Enforcement anti-illegal immigration strategy.

H.R. 1: 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. David “Dave” Obey [D-WI7, 1969-2010] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3308: 

SAVE Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Heath Shuler [D-NC11, 2007-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3308, SAVE Act of 2009, would help reduce illegal immigration by requiring every employer in the United States to use the E-Verify system to verify that every employee has the legal right to work in the United States. It also 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 federal immigration enforcement procedures.

H.R. 2406: 

To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would clarify authority and increase resources for state and local law enforcement, on a voluntary basis, to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy.

H.Res. 20: 

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D-CA6, 1993-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

H.R. 2497: 

HALT Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2497, HALT Act, would suspend the Administration's authority to waive inadmissibility, parole, cancel removal, designate new TPS (Temporary Protected Status), or grant deferred action for illegal aliens (also known as administrative amnesty) until the end of the Presidential term, January 21, 2013.

H.R. 2670: 

Jobs for Americans Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2670, the Jobs for Americans Act, would authorize state and local governments to 'enact and enforce laws' within the limits of federal statute that help identify illegal aliens, deter illegal entry, apprehend illegal aliens, and reduce rewards that encourage illegal aliens to remain in the United States. In addition, this legislation would avert the federal preemption of state and local laws against individuals who knowingly employ, recruit, or refer (for a fee) an illegal alien for employment.

H.R. 2885: 

Legal Workforce Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2885, the Legal Workforce Act, would replace the I-9 system by making E-Verify 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. 3160: 

Improving Methods to Promote Regular Occurrences of the Verification of Employability Status Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3160, the Improving Methods to Promote Regular Occurrences of the Verification of Employability Status Act of 2011, would make the E-Verify program permanent, allow employers to verify existing employees after 14 days in the program, allow employers to wait for an individual's work eligibility verification before hiring them, and would impose sanctions on an employer who knowingly accepts a fraudulent document during the verification process.

H.R. 3720: 

New IDEA Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would make wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens nondeductible for federal tax purposes. More specifically, it stipulates a retroactive six year limitation on assessment and collection, giving the IRS an incentive to collect due taxes. Furthermore, New IDEA makes E-Verify a permanent program, gives employers “safe harbor” when using E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of their workers, and requires the IRS, Social Security Administration, and Department of Homeland Security to share information and work with each other on investigations.

H.R. 3808: 

Scott Gardner Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

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.

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