Brian Griffin
Since May 8, 2015

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[Note: This is a proposal for an “Immigration Amnesty and Reform Act of 2018”. Hopefully, the serious errors of past versions are all gone.]

[This is offered up because every officially written bill as of yet has been highly defective.]

Version 1.7, posted 7/09/2018

Embassy & Consulate-Centered Conduct Amnesty modified
Country Factor modified, Age Factor language changed
Tax-Paying Basis Alien Definition language changed
Employer Employee Verification language changed
outdoor agriculture minimum wage requirement changed

Version 1.6, posted 6/18/2018

Time-Limited Alien Legal Benefit fix
would, might > shall
Meat/Poultry Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa change
Customer-Level Proof of Contractor Employee Verification change
Family Preference Factor fixed
Merit-Price Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa pricing changed
pricing and other typos fixed
Diversity visas eliminated in favor of language and other skill Merit-Priced visas

Version 1.5, posted 6/11/2018

Dates updated
Chain Migration Reform added
Proposed Constitutional Amendment modified
Eligibility Maintenance Fee system modified
Loss of Alien Legal Privileges clarified
Time-Limited Alien Legal Benefits modified
Merit-Priced Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa percentage discount error fixed
Merit-Priced Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa percentage discount error fixed

Version 1.4, posted 3/16/2018

Education Factor & Employer Factor fixed
Limitation on Application for Naturalization language fixed
Auction System Visa Issue Tax Identification Number & USCIS Employment System Verification language added

Version 1.3, posted 3/15/2018

Merit-Priced Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa quota fix
Visa Tax Deposit system fixes added
Entry/Work-Related/Visa Violation Forgiveness fee made variable to minimize last minute amnesty rushes
Entry Violation Forgiveness limited to that before enactment
Bidder AGI language changed
Proposed Constitutional Amendment text revised

Version 1.2, posted 3/06/2018

abattoir & agricultural visa numbers changed

Version 1.1, posted 3/05/2018

Embassy & Consulate-Centered Conduct Amnesty & Eligibility Maintenance Fee educational deferment added
abattoir tax exemption, Family Preference Factor rewritten
Proposed Constitutional Amendment text revised

Version 1.0, posted 2/20/2018

preliminary

A BILL

To authorize the adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents, send to the states a proposed Constitutional amendment limiting their possible political and fiscal impact, create an auction-based visa market system, strengthen border security, increase resources for enforcement of immigration laws, encourage the use of USCIS employment verification to discourage alien invasions, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Immigration Amnesty and Reform Act of 2018”.

TITLE I - REFORMING THE VISA SYSTEM FOR A STRONG AMERICAN ECONOMY

SEC. ???? USCIS Visa Auction System.

(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall create a system to auction visas.

[Visas would be issued based on deposits useable to partially pay FICA/income tax for/by a Sponsored Person.]

SEC. ???? Sponsored Person.

(a) An Employer-Sponsored Person must
(1) have a valid passport from a Western Hemisphere country, India, China, South Africa or a B-2 visa waiver country, or
(2) be pre-approved for sponsorship by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(b) A Resident-Sponsored Person must
(1) have a valid passport from
(A) the same country as their Sponsor, or
(B) the same country as their Sponsor was born in, or
(C) a Western Hemisphere country, India, China, South Africa or a B-2 visa waiver country, or
(2) be pre-approved for sponsorship by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

SEC. ???? Bidder.

(a) A Bidder to be qualified must be a US citizen with
(1) a Social Security Number at least 10 years old, and
(2) a valid credit/debit card accepted by USCIS, and
(3) US federal adjusted gross incomes of at least $50,000 in each of the third, fourth and fifth calendar tax years past.

[A Bidder is used for national security reasons and because corporate Sponsors inherently need a live person to bid.]

SEC. ???? USCIS Visa Auction System Bidding.

(a) A bid must
(1) be individually backed by a $500 non-refundable bid deposit to ensure the bids are serious, and
(2) have a qualified Sponsor specified by entering in the sponsor's US federal tax identification number, and
(3) have a qualified Sponsored Person whose passport information
(type, code, passport number, surname, given names, nationality, place of birth, date of issue, date of expiration, exactly as spelled on the passport)
has been entered and whose Country Factor is at least 50.

(b) A Bidder may only bid for one visa a week.

(c) Bidding shall start at 10am each Monday and end at 3pm Wednesday.

(d) The highest scoring Bidders whose Sponsored Persons aren't banned from winning by either the Department of State or Homeland Security shall win.

(e) Unsuccessful Bidders shall retain their right to use their bidding deposit to bid at future auctions, if held.

SEC. ???? USCIS Auction System Visa Fee.

(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall
(1) estimate the development and five-year operating costs of the Deposit-Based Visa system and
(2) set the USCIS Auction System Visa Fee at a multiple of $20 sufficient to cover 120% of the estimated development and five-year operating costs of the Deposit-Based Visa system.

SEC. ???? Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.

[This class of visas would totally replace the H-1B [bachelors+ degree/fashion model], H-1C [nurse], H-2A [agricultural], H-2B [non-agricultural], L-1 [intracompany] visas.]

[Employers of these workers would generally have to pay a special tax or pay special minimum wages to minimize domestic worker unemployment.]

(a) These shall be offered up as soon as the USCIS is ready to issue them.

(b) The number of new
(1) Agricultural Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas offered up every week shall be 3,000, and
(2) Meat/Poultry Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas offered up every week shall be 300, and
?(3) General Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas shall be 8,000 decreased by two times the latest available Michigan household unemployment rate percentage.

[The total number in each category would be increased by the number of unpaid for visas whose bids have expired.]

(c) The Sponsor for
(1) an Agricultural Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa must be a
(A) a person
(i) whose Schedule F income for the penultimate tax year or any tax year no more than three years prior exceeded $4,000, and
(ii) who has sponsored no more than their total tax for the penultimate tax year/$4,000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas, or
(iii) who is farm labor contractor with a certificate of registration from the U.S. Department of Labor, and
(iv) whose FICA employer tax payments for the penultimate tax year exceeded $1,000, and
(v) who has sponsored no more than their FICA employer tax for the penultimate tax year/$2,000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas, or
(B) a corporation
(i) whose FICA employer tax payments for the penultimate tax year exceeded $4,000, and
(ii) that has sponsored no more than their FICA employer tax for the penultimate tax year/$2,000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas, or
(2) a Meat/Poultry Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa must be a
(A) a corporation
(i) whose FICA employer tax payments for the penultimate tax year exceeded $4,000, and
?(ii) that has sponsored no more than their FICA employer tax for the penultimate tax year/$4,000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas, or
?(ii) that has sponsored no more than what they paid the Department of Agriculture in the penultimate year for inspection services/$2000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas,
(3) a General Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa must be a
(A) a corporation
(i) whose FICA employer tax payments for the penultimate tax year exceeded $4,000, and
(ii) that has sponsored no more than their FICA employer tax for the penultimate tax year/$30,000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.

(d) The bidding shall start at a minimum of $6,000.

(e) There shall be no discounts available for Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.

SEC. ???? Surrender of a Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa.

(a) The Tax Deposit of Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa may be transferred to a different USCIS customer account by
(1) the Sponsor
(A) paying a $500 fee, and
(B) providing a postal money valid in the Sponsored Person's home country of at least $200 in value, and
[The $200+ is to encourage the Sponsored Person to do their part.]
(2) the Sponsored Person tendering their passport with the Visa
at a participating embassy or consulate in China, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, Mexico or a Central American country
in the manners the Secretaries of State and HS shall specify.

[What if the Sponsored Person doesn't participate? ]

[The Bidder/Sponsor will get an expensive lesson in the need to pick the high-quality people the USA wants.]

(b) the USCIS Employment Verification System shall be updated so the Sponsored Person shall not be considered eligible for employment on the basis of the surrendered Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa in the manners the Secretaries of State and HS shall specify.

SEC. ???? Transfer by the Sponsored Person of a Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa.

(a) A Full-Price Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa may be transferred by the Sponsored Person
to another qualified Sponsor in the Deposit-Based Visa system by
(1) paying a $500 fee, and
(2) tendering
(A) their passport with the visa, and
(B) payment for the amount of the Tax Deposit remaining payable to their existing Sponsor, and
(C) payment for the amount of the Tax Deposit remaining payable to USCIS
in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

SEC. ???? Merit-Priced Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.

[This system would generally supplement the EB-1 top-level people and EB-2 high-knowledge people visa systems.]

[Employers of workers paid under $30/hour would generally have to pay a special tax to minimize domestic worker unemployment.]

(a) These shall be offered up as soon as the USCIS has computed 100,000 Personal Rating Factors and the USCIS could issue them in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(b) The number of new Merit-Priced Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas offered up every week initially shall be 3,000.

(c) The Sponsor for Merit-Priced Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa must be a corporation
(1) whose FICA employer tax payments for the penultimate tax year exceeded $4,000, and
(2) that has sponsored no more than their FICA employer tax for penultimate tax year/$30,000 Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.

(c) The bidding must start at a minimum of $6,000.

(d) The top bids shall be ranked not by bidding price alone but by
the sum of 50 plus the bid's Sponsored Person's Personal Rating Factor multiplied by
the bidding price of the bid.

[bid price*(50+PRF)]

(e) The visa price shall be discounted by a percentage equal to
the Sponsored Person's Personal Rating Factor times their Age Desirability Factor at the auction close
divided by 100, but never below the USCIS Auction System Visa Fee.

[visa price=bid price*(1-((PRF*ADF)/10000))]

(f) The number of visas offered up in a following week shall be
(1) increased by the number of expired bids of the Merit-Priced Employer-Sponsored type
(2) increased by 50 if the lowest-winning Personal Rating Factor was at least 70
(3) decreased by 50, but never below 2,000, if the lowest-winning Personal Rating Factor was below 65.

SEC. ???? Personal Rating Factor.

(a) The Secretary of HS shall create an Internet/computer-based system
(1) allowing the entry of application information including web links, pictures, document scans and performance videos, and
(2) permitting USCIS/Department of State personnel to individually confirm the examination of information and to enter point scores and their identity.

(b) reserved.

(c) a Personal Rating Factor for a person shall not be computed by USCIS until the system of (a) is operational and
(1) an I-129, I-130 or I-140 petition for the person has been filed, and
(2) a $700 Personal Rating Fee has been paid in a manner the Secretary of USCIS shall specify.

(d) reserved.

(e) The Education Factor shall be the sum, rounded to a whole number and limited to no more than 10, of the following point factors
where each point factor is multiplied by a specific USCIS assigned institution (or master) quality percentage or
reduced by 20% if the institution is government-run or
reduced by 50% plus up to 5% for each minute spent by USCIS trying to verify its/his/her existence:
(1) BA or BS degree or equal: 4 points
(2) masters degree or equal: 1 point
(3) doctorate or equal: 3 points
(4) top degree is in chemistry, medicine, electrical/petroleum/aeronautical/mechanical engineering: 5 points
(5) a degree/certificate is in performance, fine or applied art: 4 points
(6) apprentice/vocational school certificate: 4 points
(7) additional significant vocational certificate/qualification: 2 points
(8) played sports for three or more years at a school team level: 2 points
USCIS institution quality ranking percentages below 80% shall be official use only information.

The USCIS shall require associated documentation be appropriately provided, such as transcripts, diplomas, yearbooks, etc.

(f) The Skills Factor shall be the sum, limited to no more than 20,
of the following point factors, with those for language skills to be based on USCIS/Department of State (contractor/trusted partner) evaluation or transcripts:
(1) fluent to Interagency Language Roundtable scale of at least 3 in English: 6 points
[An Interagency Language Roundtable scale of 3 is the level most of the better domestic American learners of a foreign language achieve.]
(2) also fluent to Interagency Language Roundtable scale of at least 3 in one of the following languages
(A) Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hungarian, Modern Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Welsh,
(B) Afrikaans, Akan-Twi, Amharic, Chichewa, Fula, Hausa, Kikongo-Kongo, Lingala, Luganda, Swahili, Somali, Xhosa, Standard Yoruba, Zulu,
(C) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Dari/Farsi, Georgian, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek,
(D) Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong-Mong, Indonesian/Malay, Japanese, Kashimiri, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malayalam, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese: 5 points each.
(3) copy of a USCIS recognized medical care license or
of applicant's certificate from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) provided: 2 points
(4) legally allowed to be a doctor/nurse practitioner and prescribe in the US: 15 points
(5) US legally recognized medically related skills (18 months or more of education typically required) and
has agreed with the USCIS to only practice in areas outside metropolitan areas in the lower 48 or Alaska: 5 points
(6) proven specialized knowledge of foreign law, with at least four years of education & professional paid experience: 13 points
(7) proven professional paid experience in foreign corporate level tax law: 3 points per year of experience, maximum 15 points
(8) proven professional paid applied/performance art experience, with samples to USCIS satisfaction, of at least two years: 12 points

(g) The Travel History Factor shall be the sum, limited to no more than 4,
of the following point factors, based on consulate examination of applicant passport(s) and old tickets:
(1) one point for each continent not of the passport country traveled to, 4 points maximum
(2) passport renewed or over four years old at time of application: 3 points

(h) The Positions/Assets Held Factor shall be the sum, limited to no more than 10,
of the following point factors:
(1) professionally paid years in current/recent field divided by four, 3 points maximum
(2) managerial position currently/recently held for over two years: 3 points
(3) professor at a college or university: 3 points
(4) high-skilled technical or artistic position held: 5 points
(5) employment history without undue gaps and to at least reasonable educational (or its income) expectation: 5 points
(6) self-employed and self-supporting for over three years: 5 points
(7) had more than one employee on payroll for over four years: 5 points
(8) has at least $200,000 in financial account assets: 1 point per $100,000 or ~equal

The USCIS shall require documentation to its satisfaction, such as copies of business licenses, bank statements, tax statements, pay stubs, etc.

(i) The Income Factor shall be the income in two years out of the last five filed
based on official copies of tax returns divided
by an estimate of country per capita income reasonable to use,
rounded to an integer number and limited to no more than 5.

(j) The Employer Factor shall be the sum, limited to no more than 14,
of the following point factors:
(1) The Sponsored Person's Education Factor is at least 3 and the Employer is a USCIS-listed, US-accredited degree-granting institution: 9 points
(2) Employer is over four years old with over $100,000 in US FICA & Medicare tax paid: 5 points
(3) US/foreign employer is in a technical field, software factor: 2 points each: rare, employer proprietary, novel
(4) US/foreign employer is in a technical field, other factors: 3 points each: one of a few in industry, niche supplier, complex technology, R&D (patent) dependent
(5) pay of best paid employee, as per employer certification: 3 points: top tax bracket; 2 points: within 10% of top tax bracket; 1 point: just above lowest tax bracket

(k) Patents & Publications & Performances Factor shall be the sum, limited to no more than 25,
of the following point factors:
(1) US/EU/Japanese/Chinese utility patent issued: 5 points
(2) US/EU/Japanese/Chinese utility patent renewed: 7 points
(3) listed inventor on multiple US/EU/Japanese/Chinese utility patents issued: 5 points
(4) listed inventor on the molecular structure patent issued for a blockbuster or FDA breakthrough or orphan drug: 20 points
(5) substantial article in a USCIS listed engineering/medical/science journal: 1 point per article, up to 10 points
(6) author of a printed book, with royalty income of over $10,000 in the US, Canada & B-2 visa waiver countries: 6 points
(7) author of a printed book, with royalty income of over $50,000 in the US, Canada & B-2 visa waiver countries: 6 points
(8) author (or one of a group, listed on the cover or table of contents) of a printed college-level/trade school textbook: 6 points
(9) author (or one of a group, listed on the cover or table of contents) of a printed college-level technical specialist book: 6 points
(10) highly skilled artist/musician: 10 points
(11) leading artist/performer by affiliation/sales/work/reputation: 20 points
(12) leading artisan by affiliation/sales/work/reputation: 12 points
(13) highly skilled mechanic (motor vehicle, construction/farm vehicle, aircraft,
factory tooling/automation): 2 points per year of paid experience, up to 8 points

The book(s) must have been sold a substantial number of times according to popular market platform websites.

Points shall be awarded only with appropriate patent identification(s), website links, samples, sales material, demonstrations, videos, pay stubs, tax/royalty statement(s), official copies of tax returns, etc.

(l) Personality and Cultural (US/native) Appreciation Evaluation Factor, up to 12, for official use only,
that may be substantially subjective, that is the lowest score of two interviews, one soft-style, one pointed, each style to be described upfront

Each interview shall use a mix of questions that are standardized, interviewer specific and made up on the fly/based on current events.

(m) reserved.

(n) The Personal Rating Factor shall be the sum of the Factors of (e) through (l).

[Getting into the USA will be very much like getting a job, with an application and interviews.]

SEC. ???? Age Desirability Factor.

[Children under an age of about 18 will probably utilize public schooling.]

[Adults over about age 50 are likely to need medical care.]

(a) The Age Desirability Factor of a Sponsored Person shall be 100
(1) less two for each year of age less than 24
(2) less two for each year of age greater than 48, but not less than 0.

SEC. ???? Country Factor.

(a) The Country Factor of a Sponsored Person shall be
(1) 20, if the Sponsored Person was born in or has/had a parent who was born in a country with a level 4 State Department Traveler Warning in effect, or
(2) 20, if the Sponsored Person spent over seven days in the last two years in a country with a level 4 State Department Traveler Warning in effect, or
(3) 100, if the Sponsored Person has a valid passport from Canada, Israel or a B-2 visa waiver country, or
(4) 80, if the Sponsored Person has a valid passport from Latin America, a Caribbean country, the Philippines, Thailand, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, the Russian Federation, India, China or a British Crown Colony, or
(5) 70, if the Sponsored Person has a valid passport from elsewhere.

[We probably don't want to be taking in very many people from certain countries at certain times.]

SEC. ???? Family Preference Factor.

(a) The Family Preference Factor for a Sponsored Person shall be
(1) 100 for a spouse/minor child of a Sponsor, or
(2) 70 for an unmarried adult child of a Sponsor, or
(3) 60 for a married adult child of a Sponsor, or
(4) 50 for a sibling or parent of a Sponsor, or
(5) 0 otherwise.

SEC. ???? Merit-Priced Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.

[This system would basically be a way for potential immigrants with a low preference rank or ]
[ from countries with priority dates years in the past to jump their queue by paying $$$$.]

[This system would eventually replace the quota and priority date system, making the US immigration system primarily employment and merit-based.]

(a) For a Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa, a Sponsor must be a legal US resident with
(1) a Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number at least 4 years old, and
(2) a valid credit or debit card accepted by USCIS, and
(3) adjusted gross incomes of at least $20,000 in each of three tax years not more than five years past.

(b) These shall be offered up as soon as the USCIS has computed 300,000 Personal Rating Factors and the USCIS could issue them in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(c) The number of new Merit-Price Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas offered up every week initially shall be 3,000.

(d) The bidding shall start at a minimum of $4,000.

(e) The top bids shall be ranked not by bidding price alone but by
the sum of 50 plus the bid's Sponsored Person's Personal Rating Factor multiplied by
the bidding price of the bid.

[bid price*(50+PRF)]

(f) The visa price shall be discounted by a percentage equal to
the (greater of) the Sponsor's or Sponsored Person's Personal Rating Factor times
the Sponsored Person's Age Desirability Factor at the auction close times
the Sponsored Person's Family Preference Factor at the auction close times
the Sponsored Person's Country Factor at the auction close
divided by 1,000,000, but never below the USCIS Auction System Visa Fee.

[visa price = bid price*(1-((PRF*ADF*FPF*CF)/100000000))]

[A visa for a US citizen's 35-year old Mexican brother with a Personal Rating Factor of 65 would
[ have an Age Desirability Factor of 100, a Family Preference Factor of 50 and a Country Factor of 80 and a minimum visa price of $2,960.]

(g) For the first three years of operation, the number of Merit-Priced Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas offered up in a following week shall be
(1) increased by the number of expired bids,
(2) increased by 50, but never above 6,000, if the average Personal Rating Factor was at least 60,
(3) decreased by 50, but never below 2,000, if the average Personal Rating Factor was below 50.

SEC. ???? Bid Payment.

(a) A bid shall either be paid in full by close of business the Friday of the week after the auction, or additional deposit(s) of $500 given, extending the validity of the bid by 26 days, 84 days, 196 days and then 70 days more for each $500 more.

(b) Bidding deposit amounts are to be credited towards bid payment.

(c) Bid balances outstanding must be paid in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

[bank transfer, certified/cashier check(s) drawn on a USCIS-recognized bank, US Postal Service money orders...]

SEC. ???? Expired Bids.

(a) Expired bids shall result in bid deposit forfeiture.

(b) The visas associated with expired bids shall be added to the next weekly pool of visas to be auctioned.

SEC. ???? Visa Issue.

(a) An Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa may not be issued until a USCIS computer system indicates
(1) it has reliably paid for in full in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify, and
(2) a copy of the employment contract between the Sponsor and Sponsored Person has been received and found satisfactory, and
(3) the Sponsored Person, Bidder, and Sponsor have passed security checks conducted as the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(b) An Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa may not be issued until the Sponsored Person has tendered his/her passport in a manner the Secretary of State shall specify.

(c) Each Deposit-Based Visa shall be clearly issued for a 5-year period starting at the date of issue.

(d) The alien shall be issued a federal Tax Identification Number if the alien doesn't already have one.

(e) The required information for the alien to be considered eligible for employment for the 5-year period of subsection (c) by the USCIS Employment Verification System shall be entered in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

SEC. ???? Tax Deposits.

(a) The USCIS Auction System Visa Fee shall be deducted from the visa price paid
and the remaining amount placed in a visa-related Tax Deposit Account for the Sponsored Person
in a manner the Secretary of HS and the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service shall specify.

(b) Funds in the related Tax Deposit Account for the Sponsored Person on an Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa may be used to pay up to 50% of the
(1) employer share of FICA tax upon the Sponsored Person
for up to five years after initial deposit in the manner the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service shall specify.
[It's not 100% to greatly reduce related people gaming the system to commit Social Security fraud.]

(c) Funds in the related Tax Deposit Account for the Sponsored Person on a Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa may be used to pay
(1) the Sponsored Person's federal income tax for up to five years after initial deposit in the manner the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service shall specify.

(d) Funds in or from the related Tax Deposit Account for the Sponsored Person on Deposit-Based Visa may not be refunded.

(e) Funds in a Tax Deposit Account for the Sponsored Person not used to pay tax more than six years after initial deposit
shall be forfeited and transferred into the Treasury in a manner the Secretary of the Treasury and the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service shall specify.

SEC. ???? Refunds.

(a) Refunds related to the Deposit-Based Visa system may be given by the particular grace of the Secretary of HS prior to visa issue.

SEC. ???? Minimum Weekly Pay Requirement for Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa Workers.

?(a) Each employer Sponsor shall guarantee, by written contract with each Sponsored Person they have sponsored, which shall be enforceable by any domestic government,
weekly pay of at least forty times the US general hourly wage for at least the initial twenty weeks after US entry,
to be paid within 14 days of the end of each week.

SEC. ???? Work Time-Keeping Requirement for Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa Workers.

(1) The hours of work of all Deposit-Based Visa workers not under contract to be paid a salary of at least $1,500/week must be recorded.

SEC. ???? Minimum Wage Requirements for Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa Workers.

(a) Deposit-Based Visa workers doing work of an agricultural nature shall have an hourly minimum wage of the highest of:
(1) 120% of the applicable (federal/state/local) general hourly minimum wage, for (mainly) indoor work
(2) 130% of the applicable (federal/state/local) general minimum wage, for (mainly) outdoor work
(3) 150% of the general federal minimum wage as of January 1 of the penultimate calendar year, for (mainly) outdoor work.

[These minimum hourly wages are meant to keep food production workers from running off to do $12/hour+ construction/maid work.]

[The premiums to the general minimum wages are to compensate for the transient nature of the work & transportation costs in time and money.]

(b) Deposit-Based Visa workers doing work in or on the premises of a meat/poultry abattoir shall have an hourly minimum wage of the highest of:
(1) 140% of the applicable (federal/state/local) general hourly minimum wage
(2) 180% of the general federal minimum wage as of January 1 of the penultimate calendar year.

SEC. ???? Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa Worker Hourly Taxation

[This taxation is meant to replace the generally bogus system of pretending to be unable to find a qualified US worker.]

(a) A tax at a rate of 8 cents a minute of work, other than that of an agricultural nature or under the purview of the United States Department of Agriculture in a meat/poultry abattoir
of an Employer-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visa worker paid less than either $1,200/week or $30/hour, by pay period,
is imposed upon the worker's employer.

TITLE II - USCIS EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION SYSTEM

[Article IV, Section 4 of our Constitution requires the United States to protect each state against invasion.]

[These sections would go into the Internal Revenue Code.]

SEC. ???? Employer Employee Verification.

(a) Each employer not exempt hiring a person more than six months after enactment must enter into the USCIS Employment Verification System the name of the person, the person's supplied tax identification number and all other requested information on the person and retain the code returned in the employer's records for the employee before paying the employee or lose the ability to deduct 50% of the best paid deductible employee's FICA taxable compensation for each tax year in which the information wasn't entered.

(b) Employers with less than 10,000/500/20 employees during the previous quarter shall be exempt until 12/18/24 months respectively after enactment.

(c) Any natural person hiring another person or people for less than 40 total hours of work on their residential property or farm of less than 12 acres who has not hired others for over 60 days shall be exempt.

SEC. ???? Employer Employee Reverification/Verification.

(a) After any quarter in which the employer's FICA tax due has increased by more than 10% or is bigger than that of any quarter of the previous year, an employer not exempt must enter into the USCIS employment verification system the tax identification numbers of (and all other requested information) on all employees still employed the end of the following quarter within 15 days of the quarter or lose the ability to deduct 30% of the best paid deductible employee's FICA taxable compensation for the tax year.

(b) Employers with less than 10,000/500/20 unique employees during the increased quarter shall be exempt until 24/30/36 months respectively after enactment.

(c) Employers whose quarterly FICA tax due was less than $500 shall be exempt.

SEC. ???? Deductibility of Contractor Work.

(a) No payment to a contractor under a contract entered into after 2020 related to landscaping, grounds maintenance, cleaning or building construction/repair work shall be deductible unless it was contracted under a contract effectively and clearly containing the USCIS 2020 Contractor Employee Verification System Contract Language.

SEC. ???? Corporations Doing Certain Types of Work.

(a) Effective with the 2021 tax year, no corporation contracting to do landscaping, grounds maintenance, cleaning or building construction/repair work may:
(1) have S status for a tax year, or
(2) deduct Medicare taxable compensation for any employee that is in excess of $50,000 for a tax year
unless each customer contract entered into during the tax year effectively and clearly contains the USCIS 2020 Contractor Employee Verification System Contract Language.

[This section can go either in 26 USC or 8 USC.]

SEC. ???? USCIS 2020 Contractor Employee Verification System Contract Language.

(a) The USCIS 2020 Contractor Employee Verification System Contract Language shall be:

The Contractor agrees to
(1) utilize on customer premises only a person/persons authorized by the USCIS employment verification system within the last 24 months, and
(2) provide proof of such verification to any governmental person or person who signed this contract upon request per law, and
(3) rebate 8% of payments received & give 5% off future payments due, up to $4,000, to the customer if a furnished person wasn't so verified.

[This section should go in 8 USC.]

SEC. ???? Customer-Level Proof of Contractor Employee Verification.

[Farm labor contractors and farm labor contractor employees who perform farm labor contractor activities must carry proof of registration and show it to workers, agricultural employers, agricultural associations, and any other person with whom they deal as contractors.]

(a) Effective January 1, 2020, each person on a road, public property or the premises of a customer with a tool to do landscaping, grounds maintenance, cleaning or building construction/repair work must
(1) carry a verification card with
(A) a facial picture of themselves of passport quality, unless their face is always covered for religious reasons while in public,
(B) their chosen name, their first name as verified and their latest USCIS verification code in at least 12-point type, and
(2) show the card of (1) to fellow workers, their direct (and indirect) employer(s) and any other person with whom they deal with upon request.

(b) Effective January 1, 2020, each contractor with any contract to do landscaping, grounds maintenance, cleaning or building construction/repair work must furnish a verification card to an employee before sending the employee to any customer site and upon employee request thereafter, without charge.

(c) Customer-level proof of USCIS Employee Verification for a person shall consist of:
(1) tendering/giving a card meeting the requirements of (a)(1) to the customer, and
(2) allowing the customer to make a copy on the spot of the card.

SEC. ???? Contractor Employee Verification State Law Provisions.

(a) Any state may require businesses licensed under state law to
(1) (attempt to) verify the US employability of new/existing employees using the USCIS Employment Verification System,
(2) document each attempt,
(3) include Employee Verification System Contract Language in their customer contracts.

(b) Any state may require (under penalty of law) that state-specified businesses licensed under state law use a state-approved bill-paying and payroll service provider.

(c) Any bill-paying/payroll service provider may (partially) confiscate the pay intended for a person not entitled to work in the United States, if and as allowed by state law.

(d) Any bill-paying/payroll service provider may (partially) confiscate for the state the pay intended for a person not entitled to work in the United States, if and as allowed by state law.

SEC. ???? Customer-Assisted Contractor Employee Verification.

(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall endeavor to allow people to enter a verification code on a USCIS website to retrieve
(1) one or more pictures of the verified person (insomuch as religious belief allows) from photos in USCIS official records, and
(2) the verified person's first name(s) known to USCIS, and
(3) the name(s) of the (last few) employer(s) of the verified person and their address zip codes.

[Harry Peludo won't want to wear a burka in the summer heat.]

(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall endeavor to allow people to subsequently enter
(1) the apparent employer's name,
(2) the date the apparent employee was seen,
(3) the local time the apparent employee was seen,
(4) a 5 or 9-digit zip code,
(5) a GPS position the person of interest was seen at,
(6) a license plate "number",
(7) a two-letter postal code for the state of a license place,
(8) a phone number, and
(9) a comment field of a length of at least 200 characters.

TITLE III - CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AUTHORIZED PAY & STAY AMNESTY

SEC. ???? Definitions Describing Certain Aliens.

(a) A Bush Era Dreamer is an alien who
(1) verifiably was brought to the USA as a child under age 16 before June 15, 2007.

(b) A US Educated Dreamer is an alien who
(1) verifiably was a resident of the USA before the age of 6, and
(2) verifiably attended in the USA, either kindergarten or first grade, and every grade thereafter, until at least the age of fourteen, in
(A) public school(s), or
(B) then openly operated private school(s), (each) then having and using a US federal tax identification number (TIN), and under such TIN, a Federal Reserve member bank checking account with the school name.
[the foreigner is not likely to be substantially foreign-educated]
[or young enough to "go back home" to K-12 level school to learn to fit into the native workforce.]

(c) An Anchored Mother is an alien who
(1) is the mother of a child born in the USA before July 2018 according to an official US state law record existing as of when this Act became law.

(d) An Anchored Father is an alien who
(1) is the father of a child born in the USA before July 2018 according to an official US state law record existing as of when this Act became law, who
(A) was married to the mother at the time of the child's birth according to an official record existing as of when this Act became law, and
(B) is still married to the mother at the time of individual US government action under this Act with respect to himself and
(C) verifiably has habitually provided substantial material support for that child.

(e) A Tax-Paying Basis Alien is an alien who (together with the alien's employer(s)), prior to enactment, timely paid
(1) for at least eighteen quarters, prior to February 2018, at least $5,000 of FICA/self-employment taxes in total under the alien's own US federal TIN
(2) before 2018, standard US income tax in excess of $600/year for at least three years, and
(3) before 2018, at least 80% of his/her federal income tax liability for at least three years.

SEC. ???? Aliens Possibly Eligible.

(a) An alien, to be eligible, must be a Bush Era Dreamer, Education Basis Dreamer, an Anchored Mother, an Anchored Father or a Tax-Paying Basis Alien as defined in this Act who
(1) can prove they have spent at least eight months in the USA prior in each of five calendar years prior to 2018 while not on any US government issued visa untainted by fraudulent or discredited evidence and beyond a reasonable doubt by reliable documents and sworn affidavits from individuals who are not related by blood, domestic partnership, civil union, "marriage" or marriage to the alien who paid at least $1,000 in US federal income taxation in each year in which their affidavit covers in whole or in part,
(2)
(A) is officially considered of age 18 or more and be physically and mentally capable of holding down a full-time job, or
(B) has a signed and effectively valid I-864 affidavit of support with or in their USCIS file.

SEC. ???? Eligibility Bars.

x(a) No person shall be eligible who is inadmissible under section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)),
x except that in determining an alien’s inadmissibility—
x [from Goodlatte]
x(1) paragraphs (5)[unskilled/skill not in short supply], (7)[lacking proper entry documentation], and (9)(B) [unlawfully present too long] of such section shall not apply; and
x(2) subparagraphs (A)[Aliens present without admission or parole], (D)[Stowaways], and
x (G)[Student visa abusers] of paragraph (6), and
x paragraphs (9)(C)(i)(I)[Aliens unlawfully present > 1 year after previous immigration violations] and
x (10)(B)[Guardian required to accompany helpless alien], of such section shall not apply, except in the case of the alien unlawfully entering the United States after June 15, 2007;

x(b) No person shall be eligible who is deportable under section 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)),
x except that in determining an alien’s deportability—
x [from Goodlatte]
x (1) subparagraph (A)[inadmissible by law at time of entry] of section 237(a)(1) of such Act shall not apply with respect to grounds of inadmissibility that do not apply pursuant to subparagraph (C) [Violated nonimmigrant status or condition of entry] of such section; and
x (2) subparagraphs (B)[Present in violation of law] through (D) [deportable alien entrepreneurs/spouses/children] of section 237(a)(1) and
x section 237(a)(3)(A) [change of address failure] of such Act shall not apply.

(a) No person shall be eligible who is inadmissible under section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)) or
deportable under section 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)), except for
(1) entering the USA unlawfully before January 20, 2009, or
(2) overstaying a visa, or
(3) being present in the USA without admission or parole, or
(4) working in the USA, or
(5) using a fraudulent ID, or
(6) submitting a fraudulent I-9 before January 20, 2017, or
(7) failing to register for the Selective Service as required by law, or
(8) failing to inform the USCIS/INS of a change.

(b) No person shall be eligible unless
(1) this Act was passed by at least two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate and the Proposed Constitutional Amendment following has been lawfully sent to the states for ratification, or
(2) the Proposed Constitutional Amendment following has been lawfully sent to the states for ratification another way within two weeks of enactment.

SEC. ???? Proposed Constitutional Amendment.

Upon enactment by two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the following Proposed Constitutional Amendment below shall be sent to the states for ratification:
SECTION 1. The federal government shall have the power to implement the Immigration Amnesty and Reform Act of 2018.
SECTION 2. Previous Congressional immigration amnesties are hereby made lawful.
SECTION 3. The first sentence of SECTION 1 of Amendment XIV is hereby repealed.
SECTION 4. Henceforth, every child born in the USA after ratification shall be born with the citizenship of their mother as of 320 days prior to birth.
SECTION 5. No person may be granted US citizenship unless the person is over age 22
and proves US residence in at least 54 of the prior 60 months and
lawful US earnings typical of full-time employment for at least four of the five prior calendar years.
SECTION 6. No treaty may be entered into that would or could,
require US residency, naturalization, citizenship or welfare benefits to be granted,
restrict/bar deportation,
impair US entry security,
impose any form of international taxation within the United States,
require any contingent payment from any domestic person or entity, or
other than a treaty solely dealing with a domestic Indian tribe or intellectual property, remain in force in excess of ten years.
SECTION 7. No bill proposing an immigration/naturalization legal change and a federal expenditure for any extraneous purpose may become law.
SECTION 8. Any state may require state/federal photo ID tender for state-related voting purposes, subject to appropriate federal statutory law.
SECTION 9. Every domestic government shall require proof of US citizenship & state/federal photo ID tender for governmental voting purposes after 2023, subject to appropriate federal statutory law.
SECTION 10. Federal employer/income taxation may be levied at no more than 120% of existing rates.
Federal employer/income taxation limits/rates/rate thresholds may be changed by no more than 1/20th in any year.
SECTION 11. A federal statutory financial imposition may only be levied/increased under then existing law or with the same day approval of at least two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
SECTION 12. All amounts collected from Federal estate taxation shall be used to pay down the existing national debt and that distinctly refinanced, or refunded.
SECTION 13. There shall be no multi-state/federal wealth or property taxation except that estate taxation and real property taxation in what is now the District of Columbia.
SECTION 14. The federal government shall not issue loans or except, via limited liability corporations set up under federal law without recourse to the Treasury, guarantee debt other than of the general national debt.
SECTION 15. No person may be elected or otherwise placed into a Constitutional office for a subsequent term while the national debt of the United States exceeds $25 trillion.
SECTION 16. The President shall have line item veto power.
SECTION 17. No close relative of any President may hold the office of President or Vice President.
SECTION 18. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every fourth year, two years after every Presidential election, by the qualified voters of the several states.
SECTION 19. Each Federal judge appointed after ratification shall, subject to impeachment, have a term of office, only renewable by the Congress in which the term ends, of nine years, or a shorter period as Congress may set by law.
SECTION 20. The Supreme Court shall not have more than nine justices.

[Note that SECTION 3 would change House apportionment from citizens to residents.]

SEC. ???? Amnesty Application Number Card.

(a) The Secretary of HS shall prepare Amnesty Application Number Cards
(1) in business card size, and
(2) with the text 'Amnesty Application Number' in English
(3) with unique numbers, and
(4) language indicating the final dates to get required health care cost coverage and to apply for Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis
in at least English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Polish, Russian and Chinese Traditional Mandarin and Cantonese versions.
(5) have blanks fields for privilege issue stamping.

SEC. ???? Application for and Issue of an Amnesty Application Number Card.

(a) To become and remain eligible and obtain an Amnesty Application Number,
an alien must apply by November 1, 2018 by submitting
(1) their personal US federal tax identification number, and
(2) a photo of themselves meeting US passport standards, and
(3) at least one valid governmental photo ID of the alien, such as a passport or consular ID from their native country, and
(4) their daytime phone number, if any, and
(5) e-mail address, if any, and
(6) their mailing address, if any, and
(7) payment for
(A) an USCIS Immigrant Fee [$210], and
(B) a Biometric Services Fee [$85], and
(C) an I-130 level [$535] initial processing fee, and
(D) an initial Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee of $500
in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(b) The Secretary of HS shall subsequently issue an Amnesty Application Number Card to the alien
(1) with the alien's associated government photo ID clearly specified, and
(2) stamped with a stylish 'Valid for' 'employment until' and the date that is three months later.

(c) The alien shall be given a multi-lingual instruction sheet with Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee due dates the Secretary of HS shall specify.
[The next due date would be about 70 days later, and then about three months apart, making allowances for holidays and weekends.]

(d) The required information for the alien to be considered eligible for employment until three months later by the USCIS Employment Verification System shall be entered in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

SEC. ???? Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee.

?(a) For each of the following 39 quarters after the grant of an Amnesty Application Number Card to an alien, the alien must pay a Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee, each in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(b) The amount of the Fee of paragraph (a) shall initially be $500 a quarter.

(c) The amount of the Fee of paragraph (a) shall be reduced by $100 a quarter after legally effective ratification of the Proposed Constitutional Amendment by the states.

(d) The amount of the Fee of paragraph (a) shall be reduced by $100 a quarter when the US/Mexican border wall system has been finished to the proposed standards submitted to Congress in writing by President Donald J. Trump.

(e) After the receipt of an alien's Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee, the required information for the alien to be considered eligible for employment by the USCIS Employment Verification System shall be updated in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(f) Upon payment of his/her 40th Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee, an alien in clearly good standing with the law lawfully holding Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis may obtain Permanent Resident Status on a Conditional Basis and a card so indicating in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

?(g) The initial fee amounts paid into the Treasury are hereby appropriated to the USCIS.

?(h) Subsequent fee amounts paid into the Treasury until 2020 are hereby appropriated to the USCIS and into the Trust Fund for border security on a 40%/60% basis respectively.

SEC. ???? Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee Educational Deferment.

(a) An alien officially considered by the USCIS to be under age 22 may defer a Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fee other than the initial one by
(1) paying a $20 quarterly deferment fee
(2) submitting proof of education enrollment
in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(b) The proof of education enrollment must be signed and dated within the quarter by a person having personal knowledge of the alien's education status, such as an instructor, teacher, principal, professor, bursar or registrar.

SEC. ???? Alien Health Care Cost Coverage.

(a) The alien must lawfully
(1) obtain by January 1, 2019, high-quality health care cost coverage, without government subsidy, except via a small employer/small employers under general law, and
(2) maintain thereafter, except for gaps of less than three months total in any twenty-four month period, high-quality health care cost coverage, meeting applicable US legal requirements, without government subsidy, while the PPACA is on the books.

(b) High-quality health care cost coverage is
(1) 'Platinum', 'Gold' or 'Silver' coverage with an annual deductible not exceeding $2,000, or
(2) that of the alien's employer plan meeting applicable US legal requirements.

(c) Upon tender of an alien's
(1) proof of coverage, and
(2) Amnesty Application Number Card, and
(3) valid government photo ID, and
(4) daytime phone number, if any, and
(5) e-mail address, if any
in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify, a stylish 'asegurado' shall be stamped upon the alien's Amnesty Application Number Card in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(d) The alien must inform the USCIS of any change/loss in coverage, to an extent and in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(e) The Secretary shall have the power to verify coverage and may use the methods available for doctors and hospitals.

(f) The coverage for an alien shall be checked by USCIS at least once annually to verify coverage in a manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(g) The Secretary of HS shall endeavor to modify the USCIS Employment Verification System to permit employment eligibility for aliens given an Amnesty Application Number to be made health care coverage verification dependent upon the whim of Congress.

SEC. ???? Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis Application Form.

(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall prepare Amnesty Application Forms in at least English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Polish, Russian and Chinese Traditional Mandarin and Cantonese, in paper and in Internet accessible PDF versions.

(b) Each Amnesty Application Form shall
(1) include places for an alien to enter their:
(A) Amnesty Application Number, and
(B) personal US federal tax identification numbers, and
(C) Health Care Cost Coverage information,
(2) require the applicant to estimate/state the total amount of remittances the applicant has sent from the USA while in the USA, accurate to the greater of 50% or $930, and
(3) require the applicant to estimate/state the total percentage of such remittances, if estimated/stated to be over $100, came from the applicant's own funds, accurate to 30%, and
[These questions are so judges don't dare give scofflaws that have sent thousands of dollars a year out of the USA fee waivers.]
(4) include the question 'Have you ever claimed an Earned Income Credit?', translated on non-English versions, and
(5) include lines/fields in which months of residence and numbers of evidentiary documents may be entered, and
(6) include test questions to clearly permit the applicant to show that he/she understands well how eligibility to stay and work in the USA may be lost, and
(7) include the text 'Under penalties of perjury, I declare I have examined this application and accompanying documents, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct and sufficient' or a translation,
(8) include the text 'Declaration of a preparer (other than applicant) is on all information of which preparer has any knowledge' in English.
(9) places below for an applicant signature, its date, applicant's daytime phone number and an e-mail address.
?(10) places below for a preparer's signature, its date, a USCIS ELIS representative online account number and an Attorney State Bar Number.

SEC. ???? Application for Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis.

(a) An alien must apply for Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis within 365 days of enactment by submitting
(1) their Amnesty Application Number, and
(2) a photo of themselves meeting US passport standards, and
(3) a good quality photocopy of the photo side or page of each governmental photo ID they have, and
(4) their fully and accurately completed, signed and dated Amnesty Application Form, and
(5) for each child of the applicant born in the United States, a certified birth certificate with the child's full name, date and place of birth, date the birth record was filed, the full names of the parent(s) and the seal or other certification of the official custodian of such records, and
(6) a good quality copy/photocopy each document page to be used to establish that the applicant was in the United States before June 15, 2007, and
(7) a good quality copy/photocopy each document page to be used to
meet the eight months in each of five years residency evidence requirement,
(i) sequentially numbered starting from one, close to their upper right corner if possible, and
(ii) if not in English or Spanish, with an identically numbered certified translation into English on their reverse side, and
(8) a high-quality photocopy of the fingerprint sides of their hands, and
(9) a completed form I-485, and
(10) payment for
(A) an I-485 adult level fee [$1,140], and
(B) an Evidentiary Document Processing Fee of $5 for each document page of paragraph (7), including of each translation, and
[This fee is meant to keep the USCIS from getting unnecessary avalanches of documents]
(C) a $500 Amnesty Pro Se Fee if the alien's Amnesty Application Form wasn't prepared and signed by an attorney licensed to practice in the USA or a USCIS Accredited Representative,
[This is to help ensure the already overwhelmed USCIS gets readily approvable, professionally prepared applications.]
in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

(b) If all the required fees have been paid to date and the application appears to be in order, the date of receipt and a stylish 'app. rcvd.' shall be stamped upon the alien's Amnesty Application Number Card.

SEC. ???? Pay & Stay Amnesty Processing Bars.

[modified from the Dream Act]
(a) Resident Status on a Conditional Basis shall not be granted or renewed if the alien has not
(1) submitted biometric and biographic data, in accordance with procedures established by the Secretary of HS, or
(2) undergone background checks satisfactory to Secretary of HS utilizing that biometric, biographic, and other data to determine whether there is any criminal, national security, or other factor that would render the alien ineligible for such status, or
(3) found to be fit by medical examination arranged by the Secretary of HS and designed with the help of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or
(4) obtained/maintained personal health care cost coverage.

(b) Resident Status on a Conditional Basis shall not be granted or renewed if the alien is apparently
(1) facing a criminal charge,
(2) the subject of a warrant/extradition/removal request,
(3) in jail or other detention facility, or
(4) delinquent with respect to any tax liability, federal imposition such as fees under this Act, amount the Internal Revenue Service believes is due it, fine, requirement for community service or payment of any civil judgement resulting from any misconduct.

SEC. ???? Pay & Stay Amnesty Grants.

(a) Amnesty shall take the form of a grant by the Secretary of HS of Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis for no more than twelve months to the alien fully entitled to it under this Act, subject to statutorily qualified renewal.

[The 12-month grant limitation is to help ensure required taxes and fees are paid.]

(b) The required information for the alien to be considered eligible for employment until the ending date of that grant by the USCIS Employment Verification System shall be entered in the manner the Secretary of HS shall specify.

[modified from the Dream Act]
?(c) For purposes of title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.), an alien granted Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis shall be considered to have been lawfully admitted to the United States.

SEC. ???? United States Government Adverse Rights.

The US government shall have the same rights to take adverse action, such as removal, against a person with Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis as it has against a person with Permanent Resident Status on a Conditional Basis.

SEC. ???? Limitation on Application for Naturalization.

(a) An alien granted an Amnesty Application Number may not apply for naturalization until all 40 quarters of Quarterly Eligibility Maintenance/Border Security Fees due from the alien have been paid in full.

(b) An alien may not apply for naturalization while the alien
(1) may obtain or has Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis, or
(2) apparently is past due in any imposition by a domestic government.

?(c) An alien granted an Amnesty Application Number may not apply for naturalization until the Proposed Constitutional Amendment has been incorporated into the Constitution by the states.

SEC. ???? Documentation Requirements.

[per Dream Act, except]
(15) 2 or more sworn affidavits from individuals who are not related by blood, domestic partnership, civil union, "marriage" or marriage to the alien
who paid at least $1,000 in US federal income taxation in each year in which their affidavit covers in whole or in part
who have direct knowledge of the alien’s physical presence in the United States, that contain
[Affidavits should come from people of substance and not back-scratching, tax-evading scofflaws.]
(A) the name, address(es), and telephone number(s) of the affiant; and
(B) the nature and duration(s) of the relationship between the affiant and the alien.
....
(l) Authority To prohibit use of certain documents.—If the Secretary determines, after publication in the Federal Register and an opportunity for public comment, that any document or class of documents does not reliably establish identity or that permanent resident status on a conditional basis is being obtained fraudulently to an unacceptable degree, the Secretary may prohibit or restrict the use of such document or class of documents.

SEC. ???? Each Alien Must Pay His/Her Way Naturalization.

[If you can't pay your way, we don't want you to stay.]

(a) No domestic government may pay for or reimburse for any fee related to this Act to any extant.

(b) No domestic governmental welfare benefit may be granted/increased as a result of any fee related to this Act.

(c) No domestic governmental liability may be waived/decreased as a result of any fee related to this Act.

SEC. ???? Time-Limited Alien Legal Benefits.

The eligible aliens plus those with their so-called "Employment Authorization Document" issued prior to July 2018 pursuant to the June 15, 2012, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Memorandum entitled, “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children” shall get
(a) for 60 days, plus three days for each state that has ratified the Proposed Constitutional Amendment of this Act,
(1) no apprehension simply for immigration control/border security purposes at least 100 miles from a coast or national border
or within two miles of any USCIS customer service office at least ten miles from a coast or national border,
[This is to allow eligible aliens to apply.]
(2) no detention simply for immigration control/border security purposes longer than 10 minutes of any applicant with Amnesty Application Number Card whose picture is locally available on a USCIS applicant registry system
(b) thereafter, provided the alien has been paying and doing what this Act and other federal law requires
(1) no detention of any person eligible for or approved for Provisional Resident Status on a Conditional Basis under this Act simply for immigration control purposes longer than officially necessary to verify the person is eligible/approved and in good standing
(2) no removal of any alien applicant lawfully holding Provisional/Permanent Resident Status on a Conditional Basis under this Act, except by judicial order after commission of a crime punishable by incarceration by the alien.

SEC. ???? Legal Appeals.

(a) Individual appeals after any eligible applicant's USCIS decision has been issued may be made, first to the USCIS in a manner the Secretary shall specify and then after USCIS appeal decision has been issued, to a federal district court.

(b) The USCIS or a federal court may require, prior to making any decision
(1) its processor to have the actual (or officially certified copies) of the relevant evidence documents on hand,
(2) on-site sworn testimony.

SEC. ???? Limitation on Civil Actions.
[from the Goodlatte bill]
[see also SEC. 1574 of Grassley S.2192, except (a)(2) "motion by the Government" -> motion by the Attorney General? ]
[We don't want ordinary leftist government attorneys creating class action messes.]

(a) CLASS ACTIONS.
(1) No court may certify a class under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in any civil action filed after the date of the enactment of this Act pertaining to the administration or enforcement of the application for status under this division.
(b) REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ORDER GRANTING PROSPECTIVE RELIEF AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.
(1) If a court determines that prospective relief should be ordered against the Government in any civil action pertaining to the administration or enforcement of the application for status under this division, the court shall—
(A) limit the relief to the minimum necessary to correct the violation of law;
(B) adopt the least intrusive means to correct the violation of law;
(C) minimize, to the greatest extent practicable, the adverse impact on national security, border security, immigration administration and enforcement, and public safety;
(D) provide for the expiration of the relief on a specific date, which allows for the minimum practical time needed to remedy the violation; and
(E) limit the relief to the case at issue and shall not extend any prospective relief to include any other application for status under this title pending before the Secretary or in a Federal court (whether in the same or another jurisdiction).

SEC. ???? Loss of Alien Legal Privileges.

(a) An alien shall lose the privilege to stay and become subject to removal from US territory
(1) for failing to apply in a timely manner,
(2) for failing to pay in a timely manner,
subject to cure within 16 months of default by paying all amounts due and remaining outside of US territory for at least 12 continuous months
and entering/getting to all countries in those 16 months in a documented/officially recorded lawful manner,
(3) for failing to timely obtain/maintain high-quality health coverage, except for involuntary gaps not exceeding three months total in any twenty-four,
while the PPACA is on the books, subject to cure within 16 months of US government detection of default by remaining outside of US territory for at least 12 continuous months
and entering/getting to all countries in those 16 months in a documented/officially recorded lawful manner,
(4) for taking a government health insurance subsidy after 2018, if not from small business employment under general law, and not returning it within 90 days of demand,
(5) after committing an offense that would have made the alien initially ineligible.

TITLE IV - EMBASSY & CONSULATE-CENTERED CONDUCT AMNESTY

SEC. ???? Entry/Work-Related/Visa Violation Forgiveness.

(a) To obtain forgiveness after December 31, 2018 and before January 1, 2020 for the following violations of US law
(1) entering the USA unlawfully before January 1, 2018, or
(2) overstaying a visa, or
(3) being present in the USA without admission or parole, or
(4) working in the USA, or
(5) using a fraudulent ID, except on USCIS/INS/Department of State premises, or
(6) preparing a fraudulent I-9, or
(7) failing to register for the Selective Service as required by law, or
(8) failing to inform the USCIS/INS of a change
an alien must personally tender their valid foreign passport and a fee of $4,000 in a manner the Secretary of State shall specify at such United States embassies and consulates the Secretary of State may designate that are at least 200 miles from any US state.

[The dates should be set to allow the necessary administrative and computer development work to be done.]

(b) The fee of subsection (a) shall be discounted $10 per day for each day tendered in advance of the final date of subsection (a), but not to less than $400.

(c) The dates and fees shall be based on official Washington, DC time.

(d) the Secretary of State shall notify the Secretary of HS of each such purchase and the Secretary of HS shall make appropriate updates to USCIS records.

[An alien with no other bar to entry might immigrate in a lawful manner.]

[Many with relatives in the USA might come in using Merit-Priced Relative-Sponsored Deposit-Based Visas.]

[Many aliens eligible for a Pay & Stay Amnesty might choose to use the cheaper Embassy & Consulate-Centered Conduct Amnesty.]

TITLE V - VISA SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS

?[per Grassley S.2192]

TITLE VI - PORT AND BORDER SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS

?[per Grassley S.2192, but more specific as regards Mexican border wall requirements.]

TITLE VII - LEGAL TOOLBOX REFORMS

?[removal, barring, penalties per Grassley S.2192]

TITLE VIII - IMMIGRATION JUDICIAL PROCESS REFORMS

?[per Grassley S.2192]

TITLE IX - CHAIN MIGRATION REFORM

SEC. ????. Family-sponsored immigration priorities.

[modified from Goodlatte]

(a) Immediate relative redefined.—Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(2)(A)—

(A) in clause (i), by striking “children, spouses, and parents of a citizen of the United States, except that, in the case of parents, such citizens shall be at least 21 years of age.”
and inserting “officially recognized dependent children under age 18, spouse, and parents of a citizen of the United States, except that, in the case of parents, such citizens shall be at least 23 years of age.”; and

(B) in clause (ii), by striking “such an immediate relative” and inserting “the officially recognized immediate relative spouse of a United States citizen”;

TITLE X - DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM ELIMINATION

SEC. ????. Elimination of diversity visa program.

?[per Goodlatte]

[The needed people will be able to come in on Merit-Priced Visas based on artistic ability, language skills, legal knowledge, accounting expertise and other merits.]