Skip to comments.S. 1348: FULL TEXT of the comprehensive immigration reform bill
Posted on 05/19/2007 8:34:18 PM PDT by LFOD777
Let's get to work! Time to uncover the fine print in this monster Comprehensive Invasion Bill
the bottom line:
another pork barrel do nothing spending bill from OUR elected officials.
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (Placed on Calendar in Senate)
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
SEC. 2. REFERENCE TO THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 4. SEVERABILITY.
TITLE IBORDER ENFORCEMENT
Subtitle AAssets for Controlling United States Borders
SEC. 101. ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.
`SEC. 5202. INCREASE IN FULL-TIME BORDER PATROL AGENTS.
SEC. 102. TECHNOLOGICAL ASSETS.
SEC. 103. INFRASTRUCTURE.
SEC. 104. BORDER PATROL CHECKPOINTS.
SEC. 105. PORTS OF ENTRY.
SEC. 106. CONSTRUCTION OF STRATEGIC BORDER FENCING AND VEHICLE BARRIERS.
Subtitle BBorder Security Plans, Strategies, and Reports
SEC. 111. SURVEILLANCE PLAN.
SEC. 112. NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR BORDER SECURITY.
SEC. 113. REPORTS ON IMPROVING THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ON NORTH AMERICAN SECURITY.
SEC. 114. IMPROVING THE SECURITY OF MEXICOS SOUTHERN BORDER.
SEC. 115. COMBATING HUMAN SMUGGLING.
SEC. 116. DEATHS AT UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER.
SEC. 117. COOPERATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO.
Subtitle COther Border Security Initiatives
SEC. 121. BIOMETRIC DATA ENHANCEMENTS.
SEC. 122. SECURE COMMUNICATION.
SEC. 123. BORDER PATROL TRAINING CAPACITY REVIEW.
SEC. 124. US-VISIT SYSTEM.
SEC. 125. DOCUMENT FRAUD DETECTION.
SEC. 126. IMPROVED DOCUMENT INTEGRITY.
SEC. 127. CANCELLATION OF VISAS.
SEC. 128. BIOMETRIC ENTRY-EXIT SYSTEM.
SEC. 129. BORDER STUDY.
SEC. 130. SECURE BORDER INITIATIVE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY.
SEC. 131. MANDATORY DETENTION FOR ALIENS APPREHENDED AT OR BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY.
SEC. 132. EVASION OF INSPECTION OR VIOLATION OF ARRIVAL, REPORTING, ENTRY, OR CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS.
`Sec. 556. Evasion of inspection or during violation of arrival, reporting, entry, or clearance requirements
SEC. 133. TEMPORARY NATIONAL GUARD SUPPORT FOR SECURING THE SOUTHERN LAND BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES.
SEC. 135. WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE.
Subtitle DBorder Law Enforcement Relief Act
SEC. 141. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 142. FINDINGS.
SEC. 143. BORDER RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM.
SEC. 144. ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW.
Subtitle ERapid Response Measures
SEC. 151. DEPLOYMENT OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS.
SEC. 152. BORDER PATROL MAJOR ASSETS.
SEC. 153. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.
SEC. 154. PERSONAL EQUIPMENT.
SEC. 155. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
TITLE IIINTERIOR ENFORCEMENT
SEC. 201. REMOVAL AND DENIAL OF BENEFITS TO TERRORIST ALIENS.
SEC. 202. DETENTION AND REMOVAL OF ALIENS ORDERED REMOVED.
SEC. 203. AGGRAVATED FELONY.
SEC. 204. TERRORIST BARS.
SEC. 205. INCREASED CRIMINAL PENALTIES RELATED TO GANG VIOLENCE, REMOVAL, AND ALIEN SMUGGLING.
`SEC. 274. ALIEN SMUGGLING AND RELATED OFFENSES.
SEC. 206. ILLEGAL ENTRY.
`SEC. 275. ILLEGAL ENTRY.
SEC. 207. ILLEGAL REENTRY.
`SEC. 276. REENTRY OF REMOVED ALIENS.
SEC. 208. REFORM OF PASSPORT, VISA, AND IMMIGRATION FRAUD OFFENSES.
`CHAPTER 75PASSPORT, VISA, AND IMMIGRATION FRAUD
`Sec. 1541. Trafficking in passports
`Sec. 1542. False statement in an application for a passport
`Sec. 1543. Forgery and unlawful production of a passport
`Sec. 1544. Misuse of a passport
`Sec. 1545. Schemes to defraud aliens
`Sec. 1546. Immigration and visa fraud
`Sec. 1547. Marriage fraud
`Sec. 1548. Attempts and conspiracies
`Sec. 1549. Alternative penalties for certain offenses
`Sec. 1550. Seizure and forfeiture
`Sec. 1551. Additional jurisdiction
`Sec. 1552. Additional venue
`Sec. 1553. Definitions
`Sec. 1554. Authorized law enforcement activities
`Sec. 1555. Exception for refugees, asylees, and other vulnerable persons
SEC. 209. INADMISSIBILITY AND REMOVAL FOR PASSPORT AND IMMIGRATION FRAUD OFFENSES.
SEC. 210. INCARCERATION OF CRIMINAL ALIENS.
SEC. 211. ENCOURAGING ALIENS TO DEPART VOLUNTARILY.
SEC. 212. DETERRING ALIENS ORDERED REMOVED FROM REMAINING IN THE UNITED STATES UNLAWFULLY.
SEC. 213. PROHIBITION OF THE SALE OF FIREARMS TO, OR THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CERTAIN ALIENS.
SEC. 214. UNIFORM STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CERTAIN IMMIGRATION, NATURALIZATION, AND PEONAGE OFFENSES.
`Sec. 3291. Immigration, naturalization, and peonage offenses
SEC. 215. DIPLOMATIC SECURITY SERVICE.
SEC. 216. FIELD AGENT ALLOCATION AND BACKGROUND CHECKS.
SEC. 217. CONSTRUCTION.
`SEC. 362. CONSTRUCTION.
SEC. 218. STATE CRIMINAL ALIEN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
SEC. 219. TRANSPORTATION AND PROCESSING OF ILLEGAL ALIENS APPREHENDED BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
SEC. 220. REDUCING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ALIEN SMUGGLING ON TRIBAL LANDS.
SEC. 221. ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION.
SEC. 222. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.
SEC. 223. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
SEC. 224. STATE AND LOCAL ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.
SEC. 225. REMOVAL OF DRUNK DRIVERS.
SEC. 226. MEDICAL SERVICES IN UNDERSERVED AREAS.
SEC. 227. EXPEDITED REMOVAL.
SEC. 228. PROTECTING IMMIGRANTS FROM CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS.
SEC. 229. LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF STATES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AND TRANSFER TO FEDERAL CUSTODY.
`SEC. 240D. LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF STATES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AND TRANSFER OF ALIENS TO FEDERAL CUSTODY.
SEC. 230. LAUNDERING OF MONETARY INSTRUMENTS.
SEC. 231. LISTING OF IMMIGRATION VIOLATORS IN THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER DATABASE.
SEC. 232. COOPERATIVE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS.
SEC. 234. DETERMINATION OF IMMIGRATION STATUS OF INDIVIDUALS CHARGED WITH FEDERAL OFFENSES.
SEC. 235. EXPANSION OF THE JUSTICE PRISONER AND ALIEN TRANSFER SYSTEM.
TITLE IIIUNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS
SEC. 301. UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS.
`SEC. 274A. UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT OF ALIENS.
SEC. 302. EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE FUND.
SEC. 303. ADDITIONAL WORKSITE ENFORCEMENT AND FRAUD DETECTION AGENTS.
SEC. 304. CLARIFICATION OF INELIGIBILITY FOR MISREPRESENTATION.
SEC. 305. ANTIDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS.
TITLE IVNONIMMIGRANT AND IMMIGRANT VISA REFORM
Subtitle ATemporary Guest Workers
SEC. 401. IMMIGRATION IMPACT STUDY.
SEC. 402. NONIMMIGRANT TEMPORARY WORKER.
SEC. 403. ADMISSION OF NONIMMIGRANT TEMPORARY GUEST WORKERS.
`SEC. 218A. ADMISSION OF H-2C NONIMMIGRANTS.
SEC. 404. EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS.
`SEC. 218B. EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS.
SEC. 405. ALIEN EMPLOYMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
`SEC. 218C. ALIEN EMPLOYMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
SEC. 406. RULEMAKING; EFFECTIVE DATE.
SEC. 407. RECRUITMENT OF UNITED STATES WORKERS.
SEC. 408. TEMPORARY GUEST WORKER VISA PROGRAM TASK FORCE.
SEC. 409. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES.
SEC. 410. S VISAS.
SEC. 411. L VISA LIMITATIONS.
SEC. 412. COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATORS.
SEC. 413. VISA WAIVER PROGRAM EXPANSION.
SEC. 414. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Subtitle BImmigration Injunction Reform
SEC. 421. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 422. APPROPRIATE REMEDIES FOR IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION.
SEC. 423. EFFECTIVE DATE.
TITLE VBACKLOG REDUCTION
Subtitle ABacklog Reduction
SEC. 501. ELIMINATION OF EXISTING BACKLOGS.
SEC. 502. COUNTRY LIMITS.
SEC. 503. ALLOCATION OF IMMIGRANT VISAS.
SEC. 504. RELIEF FOR MINOR CHILDREN AND WIDOWS.
SEC. 505. SHORTAGE OCCUPATIONS.
SEC. 506. RELIEF FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS.
SEC. 507. STUDENT VISAS.
SEC. 508. VISAS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED DEGREES.
SEC. 509. CHILDREN OF FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS.
SEC. 510. EXPEDITED ADJUDICATION OF EMPLOYER PETITIONS FOR ALIENS OF EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTIC ABILITY.
SEC. 511. POWERLINE WORKERS.
SEC. 512. DETERMINATIONS WITH RESPECT TO CHILDREN UNDER THE HAITIAN REFUGEE IMMIGRATION FAIRNESS ACT OF 1998.
Subtitle BSKIL Act of 2007
SEC. 521. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 522. H-1B VISA HOLDERS.
SEC. 523. MARKET-BASED VISA LIMITS.
SEC. 524. UNITED STATES EDUCATED IMMIGRANTS.
SEC. 525. STUDENT VISA REFORM.
SEC. 526. L-1 VISA HOLDERS SUBJECT TO VISA BACKLOG.
SEC. 527. RETAINING WORKERS SUBJECT TO GREEN CARD BACKLOG.
SEC. 528. STREAMLINING THE ADJUDICATION PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHED EMPLOYERS.
SEC. 529. PROVIDING PREMIUM PROCESSING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA PETITIONS.
SEC. 530. ELIMINATING PROCEDURAL DELAYS IN LABOR CERTIFICATION PROCESS.
SEC. 531. COMPLETION OF BACKGROUND AND SECURITY CHECKS.
SEC. 532. VISA REVALIDATION.
Subtitle CPreservation of Immigration Benefits for Hurricane Katrina Victims
SEC. 541. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 542. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 543. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS.
SEC. 544. EXTENSION OF FILING OR REENTRY DEADLINES.
SEC. 545. HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR CERTAIN SURVIVING SPOUSES AND CHILDREN.
SEC. 546. RECIPIENT OF PUBLIC BENEFITS.
SEC. 547. AGE-OUT PROTECTION.
SEC. 548. EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION.
SEC. 549. NATURALIZATION.
SEC. 550. DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY.
SEC. 551. EVIDENTIARY STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS.
SEC. 552. IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
SEC. 553. WAIVER OF REGULATIONS.
SEC. 554. NOTICES OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
SEC. 555. FOREIGN STUDENTS AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.
TITLE VIWORK AUTHORIZATION AND LEGALIZATION OF UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS
Subtitle AAccess to Earned Adjustment and Mandatory Departure and Reentry
SEC. 601. ACCESS TO EARNED ADJUSTMENT AND MANDATORY DEPARTURE AND REENTRY.
`SEC. 245B. ACCESS TO EARNED ADJUSTMENT.
`SEC. 245C. MANDATORY DEPARTURE AND REENTRY.
Subtitle BAgricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security
SEC. 611. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 612. DEFINITIONS.
CHAPTER 1PILOT PROGRAM FOR EARNED STATUS ADJUSTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WORKERS
SEC. 613. AGRICULTURAL WORKERS.
SEC. 614. CORRECTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY RECORDS.
CHAPTER 2REFORM OF H-2A WORKER PROGRAM
SEC. 615. AMENDMENT TO THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT.
`SEC. 218. H-2A EMPLOYER APPLICATIONS.
`SEC. 218E. H-2A EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS.
`SEC. 218F. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION AND EXTENSION OF STAY OF H-2A WORKERS.
`SEC. 218G. WORKER PROTECTIONS AND LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT.
`SEC. 218H. DEFINITIONS.
CHAPTER 3MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SEC. 616. DETERMINATION AND USE OF USER FEES.
SEC. 617. REGULATIONS.
SEC. 618. REPORT TO CONGRESS.
SEC. 619. EFFECTIVE DATE.
Subtitle CDREAM Act of 2007
SEC. 621. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 622. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 623. RESTORATION OF STATE OPTION TO DETERMINE RESIDENCY FOR PURPOSES OF HIGHER EDUCATION BENEFITS.
SEC. 625. CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS.
SEC. 626. RETROACTIVE BENEFITS.
SEC. 627. EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION.
SEC. 628. PENALTIES FOR FALSE STATEMENTS IN APPLICATION.
SEC. 629. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION.
SEC. 630. EXPEDITED PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS; PROHIBITION ON FEES.
SEC. 631. HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE.
SEC. 632. GAO REPORT.
Subtitle DPrograms To Assist Nonimmigrant Workers
SEC. 641. INELIGIBILITY AND REMOVAL BEFORE APPLICATION PERIOD.
SEC. 642. GRANTS TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY TRAINING.
SEC. 643. STRENGTHENING AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP.
SEC. 644. SUPPLEMENTAL IMMIGRATION FEE.
SEC. 645. ADDRESSING POVERTY IN MEXICO.
Subtitle AImmigration Litigation Reduction
CHAPTER 1APPEALS AND REVIEW
SEC. 701. ADDITIONAL IMMIGRATION PERSONNEL.
CHAPTER 2IMMIGRATION REVIEW REFORM
SEC. 702. BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS.
SEC. 703. IMMIGRATION JUDGES.
SEC. 704. REMOVAL AND REVIEW OF JUDGES.
SEC. 705. LEGAL ORIENTATION PROGRAM.
SEC. 706. RULEMAKING.
SEC. 707. GAO STUDY ON THE APPELLATE PROCESS FOR IMMIGRATION APPEALS.
SEC. 708. SENIOR JUDGE PARTICIPATION IN THE SELECTION OF MAGISTRATES.
Subtitle BCitizenship Assistance for Members of the Armed Services
SEC. 711. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 712. WAIVER OF REQUIREMENT FOR FINGERPRINTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.
SEC. 713. PROVISION OF INFORMATION ON NATURALIZATION TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.
SEC. 714. PROVISION OF INFORMATION ON NATURALIZATION TO THE PUBLIC.
SEC. 715. REPORTS.
Subtitle CState Court Interpreter Grant Program
SEC. 721. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 722. FINDINGS.
SEC. 723. STATE COURT INTERPRETER GRANTS.
SEC. 724. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Subtitle DBorder Infrastructure and Technology Modernization
SEC. 731. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 732. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 733. PORT OF ENTRY INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT STUDY.
SEC. 734. NATIONAL LAND BORDER SECURITY PLAN.
SEC. 735. EXPANSION OF COMMERCE SECURITY PROGRAMS.
SEC. 736. PORT OF ENTRY TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
SEC. 737. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Subtitle EFamily Humanitarian Relief
SEC. 741. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 742. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR CERTAIN NONIMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF TERRORISM.
SEC. 743. CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR CERTAIN IMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF TERRORISM.
SEC. 744. EXCEPTIONS.
SEC. 745. EVIDENCE OF DEATH.
SEC. 746. DEFINITIONS.
Subtitle FOther Matters
SEC. 751. NONCITIZEN MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMED FORCES.
SEC. 752. SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMS.
SEC. 753. COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION EFFICIENCY REVIEW.
SEC. 754. NORTHERN BORDER PROSECUTION INITIATIVE.
SEC. 755. SOUTHWEST BORDER PROSECUTION INITIATIVE.
SEC. 756. GRANT PROGRAM TO ASSIST ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.
SEC. 757. SCREENING OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE.
SEC. 758. ACCESS TO IMMIGRATION SERVICES IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE BY ROAD.
SEC. 759. BORDER SECURITY ON CERTAIN FEDERAL LAND.
SEC. 760. UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES.
SEC. 761. RELIEF FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS.
SEC. 762. TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.
SEC. 763. FAMILY UNITY.
SEC. 764. TRAVEL DOCUMENT PLAN.
SEC. 765. ENGLISH AS NATIONAL LANGUAGE.
`CHAPTER 6LANGUAGE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
`Sec. 161. Declaration of national language
`Sec. 162. Preserving and enhancing the role of the national language
SEC. 766. REQUIREMENTS FOR NATURALIZATION.
SEC. 767. DECLARATION OF ENGLISH.
SEC. 768. PRESERVING AND ENHANCING THE ROLE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
SEC. 769. EXCLUSION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM CONGRESSIONAL APPORTIONMENT TABULATIONS.
SEC. 770. OFFICE OF INTERNAL CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION.
SEC. 771. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR CERTAIN PERSECUTED RELIGIOUS MINORITIES.
SEC. 772. ELIGIBILITY OF AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY WORKERS FOR CERTAIN LEGAL ASSISTANCE.
SEC. 773. DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM COUNTRIES.
SEC. 774. GLOBAL HEALTHCARE COOPERATION.
`SEC. 317A. TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF ALIENS PROVIDING HEALTHCARE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
SEC. 775. ATTESTATION BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS.
SEC. 776. PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.
SEC. 777. NATIONAL SECURITY DETERMINATION.
TITLE VIIIINTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION REFORM
SEC. 801. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 802. FINDINGS; PURPOSES.
SEC. 803. DEFINITIONS.
Subtitle AAdministration of Intercountry Adoptions
SEC. 811. OFFICE OF INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTIONS.
SEC. 812. RECOGNITION OF CONVENTION ADOPTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.
SEC. 813. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT.
SEC. 814. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS.
SEC. 815. TRANSFER OF RESOURCES.
SEC. 816. INCIDENTAL TRANSFERS.
SEC. 817. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.
Subtitle BReform of United States Laws Governing Intercountry Adoptions
SEC. 821. AUTOMATIC ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN BORN OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
`SEC. 320. CONDITIONS FOR AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP FOR CHILDREN BORN OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
SEC. 822. REVISED PROCEDURES.
SEC. 823. NONIMMIGRANT VISAS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES TO BE ADOPTED BY A UNITED STATES CITIZEN.
SEC. 824. DEFINITION OF ADOPTABLE CHILD.
SEC. 825. APPROVAL TO ADOPT.
SEC. 826. ADJUDICATION OF CHILD STATUS.
SEC. 827. FUNDS.
SEC. 831. CIVIL PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT.
SEC. 832. CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
May 10, 2007
You can use this as a guide to save time, then go to
Then type in S1348 in the search engine. There is also a pdf version of the bill that is 790 pages long.
SEC. 220. ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION.
The Secretary shall conduct a study of—
(1) the effectiveness of alternatives to detention,
electronic monitoring devices and intensive
programs, in ensuring alien appearance
compliance with removal orders;
(2) the effectiveness of the Intensive Supervision
Appearance Program and the costs and
expanding that program to all States; and
(3) other alternatives to detention, including—
(A) release on an order of recognizance;
(B) appearance bonds; and
(C) electronic monitoring devices.
We need another study to determine that lawbreakers will skip court dates? A waste of time and money.
they’re going to assess all the needs=no border built
From Mark Steyn:
Mission Impossible [Mark Steyn]
Like Andy, I’m not a “restrictionist”. I believe in efficient, secure legal immigration. But, having been through the system myself, I found this a bit of a jaw-dropper:
Section 601(h) Treatment of Applicants
(1) IN GENERAL An alien who files application for Z-nonimmigrant status shall, upon submission of any evidence required under paragraphs (f) and (g) and after the Secretary has conducted appropriate background checks, to include name and fingerprint checks, that have not by the end of the next business day produced information rendering the applicant ineligible
(A) be granted probationary benefits in the form of employment authorization pending final adjudication of the alien’s application;
B) may in the Secretary’s discretion receive advance permission to re-enter the United States pursuant to existing regulations governing advance parole;
(C) may not be detained for immigration purposes, determined inadmissible or deportable, or removed pending final adjudication of the alien’s application, unless the alient is determined to be ineligible for Z nonimmigration status; and
(D) may not be considered an unauthorized alien (as defined in Section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(h)(3))) unless employment authorization under subparagraph (A) is denied.
Is that This-background-check-will-self-destruct-in-24-hours clause for real? If the entire “undocumented” population of, say, Falls Church, Virginia wanders into the local immigration office at 4pm on Monday, the clerks have got till 5pm on Tuesday to find anything on the guys or they’ve got no choice but to issue the Z visa? For the agency that takes the best part of a decade to process nanny applications and which sent Mohammed Atta his visa six months after he’d died, this is, to say the least, a massive cultural change.
If the 24-hour dry-cleaner standard were to be mandated for every government agency, I might reconsider my position. But it seems curious, to put it at its mildest, that only the lucky members of the Undocumented-American community will get to enjoy the benefits of express service from the US government.
The link works for me
Besides all the helpful information that has been posted where to write, call, and email....
I have this suggestion:
Pass or no pass....Withhold any monetary contributions to any politician connected to this ‘Amnesty Bill’, and any others you would normally support if they’re not outraged by this, and actually doing something about stopping this!
Reports have it that one-half of all families in Mexico now have relatives living in America.
Reports have it that this new U.S. Senate Immigration Bill has legal provisions for newly classified Z-Visa Mexican immigrants to...
....BRING THEIR FAMILIES TO AMERICA..!!!
As a surrounded Gen. MacAULIFFE fired back at the Nazi’s Ultimatum of Surrender during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge:
** Author of “NUTS” =
Gen. MacAULIFFE’s Operations Officer Capt. HARRY W.O. KINNARD, who later developed the U.S. Army’s Helicopter Air Assault tactics for the Vietnam War, now the entire U.S. Army’s Standard in a new time of war.
(See 3rd Photo down - Gen. HARRY W. O. KINNARD, 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division Commanding General in Vietnam-1965)
|22 Problems With The Senate's Illegal Immigration Bill
|Posted by AuntB
On 05/19/2007 10:23:34 AM CDT · 8 replies · 142+ views
Rightwingnews ^ | May 18, 2007 | John Hawkins
1) The Senate Bill Would Make It Impossible To Deport Most Illegal Aliens For Years "What about illegal alien protection? The alien and their families who file applications for amnesty ï¿½shall not be detained, determined inadmissible, deported, or removed until their applications are finally adjudicated, unless they commit a future act that renders them ineligible with amnesty.ï¿½ With tens of millions of applications, this amnesty, this provision essentially guarantees an illegal alien years of protection in the United States, even if they do not qualify for the amnesty." -- Jeff Sessions 2) Consultations Between United States And Mexican Authorities At...
There is no way this monstrosity should ever be allowed to pass.
Here is the url for the pdf site:
(d) CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT.Federal, State,
14 and local representatives in the United States shall consult
15 with their counterparts in Mexico concerning the construc16
tion of additional fencing and related border security
17 structures along the international border between the
18 United States and Mexico, as authorized by this title, be19
fore the commencement of any such construction in order
21 (1) solicit the views of affected communities;
22 (2) lessen tensions; and
23 (3) foster greater understanding and stronger
24 cooperation on this and other important security
25 issues of mutual concern.
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It looks like we will have to beg Mexico for a fence. I wonder if Duncan Hunter is aware? This was found on page 38 of 790 pdf.
There will be no fence constructed.
The government will simply conclude, as this legislation practically directs it to do, that this Act will work as intended, and therefore no border barrier is required.
What a fraud.
I saw that 24 hour requirement. The government does NOTHING in 24 hours. Now, a guy who the government has NO OFFICIAL RECORDS of being in the country can apply for Z visa.
Unless this “non-person” can be investigated and compelling evidence presented WITHIN 24 HOURS, he must be issued the visa.
This sounds like the 99.99% of visa applicants will be granted.
THe Senators and the President need to be flogged for trying to pass this abomination. (No, that is not an actual threat). This is beyond stupid. This is criminal stupidity.
link doesn’t work for me
(a) UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE. The Secretary shall acquire and maintain MQ9 unmanned aerial vehicles for use on the border, including related equipment such as
(1) additional sensors;(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(2) critical spares;
(3) satellite command and control; and
(4) other necessary equipment for operational support.
(1) IN GENERAL.There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out sub-section (a)(A) $178,400,000 for fiscal year 2008; and(2) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. Amounts appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended.
(B) $276,000,000 for fiscal year 2009.
You nailed that one. Excellent! I missed the 24 hour period and had to read it twice. LOL! It finally dawned on me that from one business day til the next is 24 hours. Maybe it is late and I need to go to bed.
Umm, sounds like 100% of applications will be granted.
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