SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE RULES COMMITTEE ON H. 4437- BORDER PROTECTION, ANTITERRORISM, AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CONTROL ACT OF 2005 (in alphabetical order) SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS (summaries derived from information provided by sponsors) Blackburn #93 Placeholder. Bradley #30 Makes permanent the H-2B cap exemption provision included in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005.
Modifies section 701 to make the verification system to provide immediate results and exclusive control to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Changes section 703 to allow immediate voluntary access to the Basic Pilot program for all employers. According to current law, this provision would expire on October 1, 2006.
Provides modified definitions for various terms used throughout the bill.
Report would contain information relating to the most efficient use of the system by small businesses.
Brown-Waite #50 Removes language from the Immigration and Nationality Act that permits illegals who refuse to sign a travel document to stay in the U. Brown-Waite #51 Inserts a new section declaring that Congress condemns rapes by smugglers along the international land border of the U. and urges in the strongest possible terms the government of Mexico to work in coordination with the U. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security to take immediate action to prevent such rapes from occurring.
Campbell #59 Amends Section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 by replacing "Immigration and Naturalization Service" with "Department of Homeland Security" and enforces Section 642 by stating that the Attorney General shall not provide any grant amount to any Federal, State, or local government agency or entity that violates the Act (which states that any government official or entity may not be prohibited from sending information to DHS regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any individual).
106) Directs the Secretary to implement a plan to ensure clear and secure two-way communication capabilities: (1) among all Border Patrol agents conducting operations between ports of entry; (2) between Border Patrol agents and their respective Border Patrol stations; (3) between Border Patrol agents and residents in remote areas along the international land border who do not have mobile communications; and (4) between all appropriate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border security agencies and state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. 107) Directs the Secretary, subject to appropriations, to increase full-time port of entry inspectors by at least 250 for each of FY2007-FY2010. 114) Directs the Secretary to report to the Committee on Homeland Security respecting DHS progress in tracking Central American gangs across the U. States that: (1) technology such as video conferencing shall be used to make IRP available in remote locations; and (2) mobile access to federal alien databases and live scan technology shall be used to make these resources available to state and local law enforcement agencies in remote locations. 224) Authorizes appropriations for the state criminal assistance program (SCAAP). 225) Bars, two years after enactment of this Act, states or local subdivisions that prohibit local law enforcement officials from assisting or cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement personnel from receiving SCAAP assistance. Title III: Border Security Cooperation and Enforcement - (Sec. 307) Expresses the sense of Congress that in developing the National Strategy for Border Security DHS should include recommendations from sovereign Indian Nations, consider whether a Tribal Smart Border working group is necessary, and ensure that border security agencies work cooperatively on issues involving tribal lands. 308) Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Attorney General to prohibit Department of Justice law enforcement assistance to a person, or federal, state, or local agency or entity that prohibits or restricts citizenship- or immigration status-related communication with DHS. 309) Directs the Secretary and the Director of National Intelligence to: (1) jointly establish a pilot program (two-year minimum) along the southwest border centered on Cochise County, Arizona, to improve the coordination and management of intelligence and homeland security information provided to or utilized by DHS relating to the southwest border; and (2) report to Congress within one year of the program's establishment. Provides that during the period 60 days after enactment of this Act and prior to October 1, 2006, an apprehended alien may be released with notice to appear only if: (1) the Secretary determines that the alien is not a national security risk; and (2) the alien provides a bond of not less than ,000.
Authorizes the Director to implement a backlog reduction and prevention pilot program, which may include initiatives such as increasing and transferring personnel, streamlining paperwork processes, and increasing information technology and service centers. 220) Affirms state law enforcement authority to assist (including transfer to federal custody) the federal government in enforcing U. immigration laws during the normal course of law enforcement duties.
This architecture is essential to fix our broken borders, workplaces and families.
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Without comment, a letter from SEUI's International Executive Vice President to Senator Kennedy of immigration reform.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 200 TEXT OF LETTER TO SENATOR KENNEDY FROM SEIU LEADERS ANDREW STERN, ANNA BURGER, AND ELISEO MEDINA SEIU Announces Agenda for Comprehensive Immigration Reform January 16, 2007 Dear Senator Kennedy: As you know, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has long been an advocate of comprehensive immigration reform.