H.R. 5957: 

H.R. 5957

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5957 would prohibit the implementation of certain policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security (i.e., implementation of the Obama Amnesty).

S. 3083: 

Responsible Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 3083, the Responsible Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Act, would end the child tax credit loophole that illegal aliens claim, defrauding American taxpayers of billions of dollars each year.

H.R. 3842: 

To prohibit Federal funding for lawsuits seeking to invalidate specified State laws that support the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit federal funding from being used to challenge state laws that facilitate the enforcement of federal immigration laws including: the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007; Missouri House Bill 390; Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070); Utah’s Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act; Indiana Senate Enrolled Act No. 590; the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act; South Carolina Act No. 69; Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011; and Indiana’s HB 1402.

S. 1856: 

A bill to prohibit Federal funding for lawsuits seeking to invalidate specific State laws that support the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jim DeMint [R-SC, 2005-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit federal funding from being used to challenge state laws that facilitate the enforcement of federal immigration laws including: the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007; Missouri House Bill 390; Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070); Utah’s Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act; Indiana Senate Enrolled Act No. 590; the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act; South Carolina Act No. 69; Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011; and Indiana’s HB 1402.

H.R. 4159: 

American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would close certain loopholes exploited by companies who use H-2B unskilled labor visas instead of recruiting from the existing workforce. Specifically, it would require the Department of Labor to certify that prospective H-2B employers conduct a robust recruitment drive to find available United States workers, including advertising at job fairs, advertising with state and local recruitment agencies and nonprofit organizations, and advertising on local radio and the Internet.

S. 2167: 

American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would close certain loopholes exploited by companies who use H-2B unskilled labor visas instead of recruiting from the existing workforce. Specifically, it would require the Department of Labor to certify that prospective H-2B employers conduct a robust recruitment drive to find available United States workers, including advertising at job fairs, advertising with state and local recruitment agencies and nonprofit organizations, and advertising on local radio and the Internet.

H.R. 1822: 

No Health Care Subsidies for Illegal Aliens Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1822, the No Health Care Subsidies for Illegal Aliens Act, would provide documentation procedures and specifically require verification of citizenship status via the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program for aliens wishing to claim healthcare benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

S. 2266: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] 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.

S. 86: 

S. 86

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 86 would prevent illegal aliens from receiving credit cards. The bill would require the banks that issue credit cards to ensure that those granted credit cards are in the United States legally by obliging the banks to verify the identity of applicants using REAL ID-compliant documents.

H.R. 100: 

CLEAR Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 100, CLEAR Act of 2011, would reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. The CLEAR Act would also recognize local law enforcement's authority to help enforce immigration law, improve information sharing between local law enforcement agencies and the federal government, and require the federal government to expeditiously remove criminal illegal aliens.

H.R. 800: 

Jobs Recovery by Ensuring a Legal American Workforce Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 800, Jobs Recovery by Ensuring a Legal American Workforce Act of 2011, would permanently reestablishes the E-Verify employment verification system and requires all employers to use the system to verify that all current employees and future hires are allowed to work in the United States.

H.R. 695: 

Legal Eligibility for Granting A Loan Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 695, the Legal Eligibility for Granting A Loan Act of 2011, would require a person seeking a mortgage to be verified with the E-Verify program before purchasing a home mortgage held by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or otherwise insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

H.R. 1091: 

Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1091, the Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act, would amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to construct no less than 350 miles of reinforced fencing along the United States-Mexico border, and to gain operational control over such border.

H.R. 310: 

SEAT Act of 2011

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 310, the Secure Education for Americans Today (SEAT) Act, would prevent federal higher education funding, via grant or contract, from being awarded to an institution of higher education that admits aliens not lawfully present in the United States, or to a student of unlawful alien status.

H.R. 787: 

No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 787, the No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act, would prohibit work by an illegal alien from counting toward Social Security qualifications. This would apply to all work before, on, or after enactment of this legislation and would require the Commissioner of Social Security to recalculate allocations.

H.R. 704: 

SAFE for America Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 704, SAFE for America Act, would eliminate the visa lottery. The visa lottery gives out 50,000 green cards each year, and it does not take into account humanitarian need, family connections, or potential contribution to the United States.

H.R. 692: 

Nuclear Family Priority Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 692, Nuclear Family Priority Act, would eliminate current green card categories for adult brothers and sisters, married and unmarried adult sons and daughters, and create a special non-working visa for parents. By not providing an increase in any other category, overall immigration would decrease by more than 111,800 per year (1.118 million a decade). The numbers would also be indirectly reduced by this bill because there would be fewer spouses or parents of U.S. citizens that would be brought into the country by immigrants.

H.R. 98: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 98, Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2011, 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. 152: 

National Guard Border Enforcement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 152, the National Guard Border Enforcement Act of 2011, would direct the Secretary of Defense to “provide for the deployment” of at least 10,000 National Guard members along the U.S./Mexico border. The National Guard would aid U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities in exchange for state funding and the ability to count border security against a unit’s military training requirement.

H.R. 280: 

Secure the Capitol Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 280, the 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).

H.R. 282: 

H.R. 282

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 282 would require all federal contractors and subcontractors to participate in the Basic Pilot (E-Verify) program. Specifically, this legislation reinforces Executive Order 12989 signed by President Bush on June 10, 2008.

S. 169: 

A bill to prohibit appropriated funds from being used in contravention of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

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 H.R.1764 for the House Companion legislation.

H.R. 483: 

Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 483, Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify employment verification system, and requires all employers to use the system to verify that new hires are allowed to work in the United States.

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

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.

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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:  

Support

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.

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