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
Text of Legislation
(a) Short Title- This section may be cited as the `Strengthening American Citizenship Act of 2007'.
(b) Definition- In this section, the term `Oath of Allegiance' means the binding oath (or affirmation) of allegiance required to be naturalized as a citizen of the United States, as prescribed in section 337(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by subsection (h)(1)(B).
(c) English Fluency-(1) EDUCATION GRANTS-(A) ESTABLISHMENT- The Chief of the Office of Citizenship of the Department (referred to in this paragraph as the `Chief') shall establish a grant program to provide grants in an amount not to exceed $500 to assist legal residents of the United States who declare an intent to apply for citizenship in the United States to meet the requirements under section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1423).
(B) USE OF FUNDS- Grant funds awarded under this paragraph shall be paid directly to an accredited institution of higher education or other qualified educational institution (as determined by the Chief) for tuition, fees, books, and other educational resources required by a course on the English language in which the legal resident is enrolled.
There's going to be a cottage industry in these so-called schools. It's another chance for swindlers to get on the gummint gravy train.
This alone is going to cost an arm and a leg:
SEC. 645. ADDRESSING POVERTY IN MEXICO.
(a) Findings- Congress finds the following:
(1) There is a strong correlation between economic freedom and economic prosperity.
(2) Trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and informal market activity are key factors in economic freedom.
(3) Poverty in Mexico, including rural poverty, can be mitigated through strengthened economic freedom within Mexico.
(4) Strengthened economic freedom in Mexico can be a major influence in mitigating illegal immigration.
(5) Advancing economic freedom within Mexico is an important part of any comprehensive plan to understanding the sources of poverty and the path to economic prosperity.
(b) Grant Authorized- The Secretary of State may award a grant to a land grant university in the United States to establish a national program for a broad, university-based Mexican rural poverty mitigation program.
(c) Functions of Mexican Rural Poverty Mitigation Program- The program established pursuant to subsection (b) shall—
(1) match a land grant university in the United States with the lead Mexican public university in each of Mexico’s 31 states to provide state-level coordination of rural poverty programs in Mexico;
(2) establish relationships and coordinate programmatic ties between universities in the United States and universities in Mexico to address the issue of rural poverty in Mexico;
(3) establish and coordinate relationships with key leaders in the United States and Mexico to explore the effect of rural poverty on illegal immigration of Mexicans into the United States; and
(4) address immigration and border security concerns through a university-based, binational approach for long-term institutional change.
(d) Use of Funds-
(1) AUTHORIZED USES- Grant funds awarded under this section may be used—
(A) for education, training, technical assistance, and any related expenses (including personnel and equipment) incurred by the grantee in implementing a program described in subsection (a); and
(B) to establish an administrative structure for such program in the United States.
(2) LIMITATIONS- Grant funds awarded under this section may not be used for activities, responsibilities, or related costs incurred by entities in Mexico.
(e) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out this section.
Compare personnel appropriations for enforcement vs. VISA expansion above.....interesting.
SEC. 101. ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.
(a) Additional Personnel-
(1) PORT OF ENTRY INSPECTORS- In each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Secretary shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, increase by not less than 500 the number of positions for full-time active duty port of entry inspectors and provide appropriate training, equipment, and support to such additional inspectors.
(2) INVESTIGATIVE PERSONNEL-
(A) IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATORS- Section 5203 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458; 118 Stat. 3734) is amended by striking `800’ and inserting `1000’.
(B) ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL- In addition to the positions authorized under section 5203 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, as amended by subparagraph (A), during each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Secretary shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, increase by not less than 200 the number of positions for personnel within the Department assigned to investigate alien smuggling.
(3) DEPUTY UNITED STATES MARSHALS- In each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Attorney General shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, increase by not less than 50 the number of positions for full-time active duty Deputy United States Marshals that investigate criminal matters related to immigration.
`(a) Terrorism- Any person who violates any section of this chapter--
`(1) knowing that such violation will facilitate an act of international terrorism or domestic terrorism (as those terms are defined in section 2331); or
`(2) with the intent to facilitate an act of international terrorism or domestic terrorism,
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 25 years, or both.
How about for life???
Why not complete the following studies BEFORE the bill is voted on? This is INSANE!
(c) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Bureau of the Census shall submit to Congress a report on the findings of the study required by subsection (b), including the following information:
(1) An estimate of the total legal and illegal immigrant populations of the United States, as they relate to the total population.
(2) The projected impact of legal and illegal immigration on the size of the population of the United States over the next 50 years, which regions of the country are likely to experience the largest increases, which small towns and rural counties are likely to lose their character as a result of such growth, and how the proposed regulations would affect these projections.
(3) The impact of the current and projected foreign-born populations on the natural environment, including the consumption of nonrenewable resources, waste production and disposal, the emission of pollutants, and the loss of habitat and productive farmland, an estimate of the public expenditures required to maintain current standards in each of these areas, the degree to which current standards will deteriorate if such expenditures are not forthcoming, and the additional effects the proposed regulations would have.
(4) The impact of the current and projected foreign-born populations on employment and wage rates, particularly in industries such as agriculture and services in which the foreign born are concentrated, an estimate of the associated public costs, and the additional effects the proposed regulations would have.
What an idiotic provision.
Giving money to a university to study “poverty in Mexico” is just a way to fund more socialist pro-open borders advocacy activism.
We get to be screwed by radical leftwing college activists, and pay for it too.
Our Senators are certainly living up to the “stupid party” moniker on this one.
The Secretary shall conduct a study of—
(1) the effectiveness of alternatives to detention, including electronic monitoring devices and intensive supervision programs, in ensuring alien appearance at court and compliance with removal orders;
This makes me feel much safer. / sarcasm
Of course it is.
I'll bet some Senator somewhere already has been guaranteed that for his vote that university will be in his state.
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Are they updating it right now? Wow.
...The projected impact of legal and illegal immigration on the size of the population of the United States over the next 50 years, which regions of the country are likely to experience the largest increases, which small towns and rural counties are likely to lose their character as a result of such growth, and how the proposed regulations would affect these projections.
This is a prior, placeholder version. The current, working draft is here:
If Teddy Kennedy wrote it, why read it? The devil ain’t in the details, it’s in its author.
OK, I can’t read this anymore. I would be willing to bet all my money that the study in Sec 129 will conclude that the border fence is not needed, blah blah blah
SEC. 129. BORDER STUDY.
(a) Southern Border Study- The Secretary, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall conduct a study on the construction of a system of physical barriers along the southern international land and maritime border of the United States. The study shall include—
(1) an assessment of the necessity of constructing such a system, including the identification of areas of high priority for the construction of such a system determined after consideration of factors including the amount of narcotics trafficking and the number of illegal immigrants apprehended in such areas;
(2) an assessment of the feasibility of constructing such a system;
(3) an assessment of the international, national, and regional environmental impact of such a system, including the impact on zoning, global climate change, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss, and transboundary pollution;
(4) an assessment of the necessity for ports of entry along such a system;
(5) an assessment of the impact such a system would have on international trade, commerce, and tourism;
(6) an assessment of the effect of such a system on private property rights including issues of eminent domain and riparian rights;
(7) an estimate of the costs associated with building a barrier system, including costs associated with excavation, construction, and maintenance;
(8) an assessment of the effect of such a system on Indian reservations and units of the National Park System;
(9) an assessment of the necessity of constructing such a system after the implementation of provisions of this Act relating to guest workers, visa reform, and interior and worksite enforcement, and the likely effect of such provisions on undocumented immigration and the flow of illegal immigrants across the international border of the United States;
(10) an assessment of the impact of such a system on diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico, Central America, and South America, including the likely impact of such a system on existing and potential areas of bilateral and multilateral cooperative enforcement efforts;
(11) an assessment of the impact of such a system on the quality of life within border communities in the United States and Mexico, including its impact on noise and light pollution, housing, transportation, security, and environmental health;
(12) an assessment of the likelihood that such a system would lead to increased violations of the human rights, health, safety, or civil rights of individuals in the region near the southern international border of the United States, regardless of the immigration status of such individuals;
(13) an assessment of the effect such a system would have on violence near the southern international border of the United States; and
(14) an assessment of the effect of such a system on the vulnerability of the United States to infiltration by terrorists or other agents intending to inflict direct harm on the United States.
You’ve got that right. This will empower folks like that clipped-hair stooge in the gangster suit who stole the show at the Va Tech “memorial” service with her poetry.
the bottom line:
another pork barrel do nothing spending bill from OUR elected officials.
The Presidents Job Approval has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports. Just 34% of American adults now Approve of the way that George W. Bush is performing his duties as President (see comments on comparing Approval Ratings from different polling firms). Just 71% of Republicans now offer their approval. His support among men has fallen to 35%.
The Presidents ratings have tumbled each time immigration reform dominates the news. While the President advocates a “comprehensive” reform focused primarily on legalizing the status of illegal aliens, our most recent survey shows that most voters favor an enforcement first policy. Last year, following a nationally televised Presidential Address on immigration, just 39% of Americans agreed with the Presidents position.
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I posted this last night as this is the bill unless it has been changed today.
Here is the bill from the Library of Congress:
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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.
(a) Short Title- This section may be cited as the `Initial Entry, Adjustment, and Citizenship Assistance Grant Act of 2007'.
(b) Purpose- The purpose of this section is to establish a grant program within the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services that provides funding to community-based organizations, including community-based legal service organizations, as appropriate, to develop and implement programs to assist eligible applicants for the conditional nonimmigrant worker program established under this Act by providing them with the services described in subsection (d)(2).
(c) Definitions- In this section:
(1) COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION- The term `community-based organization' means a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, including a faith-based organization, whose staff has experience and expertise in meeting the legal, social, educational, cultural educational, or cultural needs of immigrants, refugees, persons granted asylum, or persons applying for such statuses.
You know, it's not enough for our esteemed Senators to enact a law inviting masses of foreign workers in, but they also insist on gratuitously shoveling mountains of our tax money into the hands of immigrant advocacy groups.
If employers insist they need the Mexican guest workers, why can't those employers that are supposedly saving so much money by hiring cheap foreigners pay these costs????
Try accessing from this page.
(hit the link "S.1348" under Floor Schedule, Monday, May 21, 2007)
This link should also work (from GPO Access)
The 24 hour deadline is nothing more than a revolving door and a rubber stamp. Might as well give the criminal invaders a gun card too.
See #38 — they’ve put in a half-$$billion$$ for UAVs.
Methinks we’ll see (or not see) that “vitrual” fence. :-(
Get a load of this one! Pick an excuse not to build a fence!
Before they are done, they will be proposing to build a fence along the southern border of Mexico—with our tax dollars!
It kinda looks like a half billion going to someones favorite lobbyist.
Check out post #34. They are not going to let Mexico pay for a fence in their country. He!!s, be!!s, we are going to do everything possible to make this bill into the NAU without anyone knowing. Have you noticed how many times the words "North America" is used instead of the U.S.?
bookmark for investigation.
19 SEC. 114. IMPROVING THE SECURITY OF MEXICOS SOUTH20
21 (a) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.The Secretary of
22 State, in coordination with the Secretary, shall work to
23 cooperate with the head of Foreign Affairs Canada and
24 the appropriate officials of the Government of Mexico to
25 establish a program
Sorry, I had my posts mixed up. I knew I had read that we are going to guard the southern border of Mexico or at least pay for it. This is the NAU in progress.