SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R. 834

Title: Expressing the sense of Congress that the escalating level of violence on the United States-Mexico border is a serious threat to the national security of the United States.

Description: Calls on the Administration to consider the increasing violence on the U.S. Border as a national security threat. It also calls on the Administration to deploy National Guard troops to the border to address this growing threat.

H.R. 834

Title: Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009

Description: Amends the federal criminal code to provide that provisions imposing additional terms of imprisonment for using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime shall not apply to a person if: (1) the offense occurred during or in relation to the performance of peron's duties as a peace officer; (2) the firearm is of the same type as the firearm authorized to be carried by the person in the performance of those duties; and (3) the crime during and in relation to which the offense occurred is a crime of violence.

H.R. 2469

Title:
Drug Trafficking Elimination Act of 2009

Description: Increases penalties for the production and importation of illegal drugs.

H.R. 3628

Title:
To create a cause of action and allow standing in Federal courts against a country that denies or unreasonably delays the repatriation of a national ordered removed from the United States.

Description: Would allow for a way to aggressively target countries who refuse to allow the United States to accept the deportation of their nationals who have committed crimes in the United States.

H. RES.19


Title:
Expressing the sense of the Congress that State and local governments should be supported for taking actions to discourage illegal immigration and that legislation should be enacted to ease the burden on State and local governments for taking such actions.

Description: The legislation would express the support of Congress towards states that pass legislation (like the Arizona law) that would discourage illegal immigration in their state.

LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED

H.R. 137

Title: Employment Eligibility Verification and Anti-Identity Theft Act

Description: Would direct the Administrator to report when a reported social security number does not match with an individuals name. Often, when this occurs, it is because the applicant is an illegal immigrant who is using a false social security number.

H.R. 138

Title: To require Federal contractors to participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification.

Description: Creates a pilot program for employment verification that could be used to detect illegal immigrants who are employed illegally.

H.R.1588

Title: Common Sense English Act

Description: Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to declare that, notwithstanding any other equal employment opportunity provisions of the Act, it is not an unlawful employment practice for an employer to require employees to speak English while engaged in work.

H.R.1663

Title:
Justice for the Newark College Students Act

Description: Justice for the Newark College Students Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require: (1) the Secretary of Homeland Security (current law refers to the Attorney General) to make investigative resources available to state and local law enforcement agencies to determine whether an individual arrested for a felony or an aggravated felony (current law refers to only an aggravated felony) is unlawfully in the United States.

H.R. 1753

Title:
One Strike Act

Description: Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include in the definition of "aggravated felony" a criminal violation committed by an alien who improperly entered the United States.

H.R. 1868

Title: Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009

Description: The legislation aims to end the anchor baby problem by amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national; (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

H.R. 1900

Title: Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act

Description: Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to provide to a state on a U.S. border up to 500 additional U.S. Border Patrol agents, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents to patrol and defend the border, combat drug trafficking, and combat smuggling of firearms, explosives, alcohol, and tobacco if the state's governor declares an international border security emergency and requests such agents.

H.R. 1904

Title: Border Fence Trust Fund Act of 2009

Description: Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish in the Treasury the Border Improvement Trust Fund and allow individual taxpayers (other than nonresident aliens) to designate that $5.00 ($10.00 in the case of joint returns) of their income taxes be paid over to such Fund to install additional barriers and roads at the U.S. border.

H.R 2048

Title: To authorize appropriations for the Office of Detention and Removal of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Description: The bill would authorize $5,000,000,000 to the Office of Detention and Removal of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

H.R. 2083

Title: Border Sovereignty and Protection Act

Description: Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to require that: (1) at least 350 miles of fencing along the southwest border be two layers of reinforced fencing separated by a Border Patrol access road; (2) such work shall be completed within one year of enactment of this Act; and (3) fencing existing as of April 1, 2009, shall not be considered in meeting the mileage requirement.

H.R. 2287

Title: No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2009

Description: The legislation reasserts that illegal immigrants are forbidden from drawing social security benefits under any circumstances.

H.R. 2305

Title: SAFE for America Act

Description:
The bill ends the diversity lottery for VISAs which allows for 50,000 individuals to be randomely selected to immigrate to the country each year from countries which have low rates of immigration to the United States.

H.R. 3327

Title: Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009

Description: In order to address the injustice of the Ramos and Compean case, the legislation amends the federal criminal code to authorize a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if necessary to avoid violating federal provisions prescribing factors courts must consider in imposing a sentence. Requires the court to give the parties notice of its intent to impose a lower sentence and to state in writing the factors requiring such a sentence.

H.R. 5016

Title: To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes.

Description: Prohibits either the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from taking action on public lands which impede the activities of the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure the border on such lands.


H.R. 5840

Title: Sanctuary City Prevention Act of 2010

Description: The legislation would prohibit any funds from going to DOJ in order to sue a State which passed legislation to prohibit sanctuary cities in their State.

H.RES. 498(Passed)

Title/Description: Honoring and congratulating the U.S. Border Patrol on its 85th anniversary.