Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Frank Kratovil Introduce Pro-Enforcement, Anti-Amnesty Resolution HR1026

 

Reps. Kratovil and Chaffetz

Reps. Kratovil and Chaffetz

 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has introduced a bi-partisan House Resolution along with Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) and 20 other House Members that would state the House's resolve to 1) mandate the nationwide use of E-Verify, 2) secure the borders, and 3) prevent any amnesty as part of an immigration reform bill.

The list of cosponsors for the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement Resolution (H.Res.1026) includes:

  • John Barrow (D-Ga.)
  • Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)
  • Travis Childers (D-Miss.)
  • Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
  • John Fleming (R-La.)
  • Gregg Harper (R-Miss)
  • Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
  • Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.)
  • Steve Kagen (D-Wis.)
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)
  • Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
  • Patrick Murphy (D-Penn.)
  • Glenn Nye (D-Va.)
  • Pete Olson (R-Texas)
  • Bill Posey (R-Fla.)
  • Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)
  • Heath Shuler (D-N.C.)
  • Gene Taylor (D-Miss.)

H.Res.1026 reads as follows:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. CHAFFETZ submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons. Whereas the United States, as a nation of immigrants, recognizes and celebrates the economic and cultural contributions of generations of lawful immigrants;

Whereas the United States must remain a place where lawful immigrants can come to enjoy the promises of religious, political, and economic freedom; and

Whereas the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that—

(1) the use of a basic pilot program described in section 403(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note; commonly known as the E-verify program) by employers of workers within the United States should be mandatory, and that enforcement policies should hold both employers and employees responsible whenever an individual’s employment violates United States immigration law;

(2) installing and sustaining the necessary border infrastructure and manpower to effectively secure and control United States borders to prevent the unauthorized passage of persons or contraband is a critical responsibility of the Federal Government; and

(3) any immigration reform proposal adopted by Congress should not legalize, grant amnesty for, or confer any other legal status condoning the other- wise unlawful entry or presence in the United States of any individual.

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Comprehensive Amnesty Threat

Overview

Often referred to as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, pro-amnesty groups seek to offer legal permanent residence to illegal aliens. Comprehensive Immigration Reform bills were introduced in Congress in both 2006 and 2007.

In 2006, separate versions were passed in the Senate and House, but an agreement was never reached in conference committee. In 2007, a version in the Senate proposed by Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy with support from Pres. Bush failed to reach a cloture vote. The grassroots effort from NumbersUSA members was a major reason why the amnesty failed.

Often referred to as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, pro-amnesty groups seek to offer legal permanent residence to illegal aliens. Comprehensive Immigration Reform bills were introduced in Congress in both 2006 and 2007.

In 2006, separate versions were passed in the Senate and House, but an agreement was never reached in conference committee. In 2007, a version in the Senate proposed by Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy with support from Pres. Bush failed to reach a cloture vote. The grassroots effort from NumbersUSA members was a major reason why the amnesty failed.

During the 2008 campaign, Pres. Obama offered support for amnesty, and with an overwhelming majority of supporters in the House and Senate, newer versions of the failed bills are likely to be introduced.

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Cosponsors of 5 GREAT Immigration-Reduction Bills

 

 

NumbersUSA is closely monitoring 5 GREAT immigration reform bills that would lower overall immigration numbers. Only Representatives who have co-sponsored at least one of these good bills are listed below. Contact Representatives that are not listed. Thank the Members who ARE listed and ask them to sign up for the bills they haven't yet cosponsored. Click on the link in each bill below to read more details.

  Rep. Phil Gingrey's
H.R. 878
End Chain Migration
Rep. Bob Goodlatte's
H.R. 2305
End Visa Lottery
Rep. Nathan Deal's
H.R. 1868
End Birthright Citizenship

Rep.

Marsha Blackburn's
H.R. 2406
Local Enforcement

Rep. Heath Shuler's
SAVE Act H.R. 3308 (E-Verify)
Alabama          
Bachus -- -- YES YES YES
Bright
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Davis
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Griffith
 
--
-- -- -- YES
Rogers -- -- YES -- --
Alaska          
Young -- -- -- YES YES
Arizona          
Franks -- YES YES YES YES
Shadegg -- -- YES YES --
Arkansas          
Boozman YES YES YES YES YES
Ross
 
--
-- -- -- YES
California          
Bilbray YES YES YES YES YES
Calvert -- -- YES YES YES
Campbell -- -- YES -- YES
Dreier -- -- -- YES YES
Gallegly -- YES -- -- YES
Herger -- YES YES YES --
Hunter -- -- YES YES YES
Issa YES -- YES -- --
Lewis
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Lungren -- -- YES -- --
McClintock -- -- YES YES YES
McKeon -- -- YES -- --
Miller -- -- YES YES YES
Rohrabacher -- YES YES YES YES
Royce -- -- YES YES YES
Sherman -- YES -- -- --
  End Chain Migration End Visa Lottery End Birthright Citizenship Local Enforcement E-Verify
Colorado          
Coffman -- -- YES -- YES
Lamborn -- YES YES YES YES
Connecticut          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Delaware          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Florida          
Bilirakis -- -- YES -- --
Boyd
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Brown-Waite -- -- -- YES YES
Crenshaw -- -- -- -- YES
 
Klein
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Mica -- -- YES -- --
Miller -- -- -- YES --
Posey -- YES YES YES --
Stearns -- -- YES -- --
Young
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Georgia          
Barrow
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Bishop
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Broun YES YES YES YES --
Deal YES -- YES YES YES
Gingrey YES YES YES YES YES
Kingston YES -- YES -- --
Linder YES YES YES YES YES
Marshall
 
-- YES -- -- YES
Price YES -- YES -- --
Westmoreland YES -- YES YES --
  End Chain Migration End Visa Lottery End Birthright Citizenship Local Enforcement E-Verify
Hawaii          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Idaho          
Minnick
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Simpson -- -- -- YES --
Illinois          
Bean
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Biggert
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Manzullo
 
-- YES -- -- YES
Roskam -- -- YES -- YES
Indiana          
Burton YES YES YES YES YES
Buyer
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Donnelly
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Ellsworth
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Hill
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Pence -- -- YES YES --
Souder -- -- YES -- --
Visclosky
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Iowa          
King YES YES YES YES YES
Latham
 
-- --
 
--
 
--
 
YES
Kansas          
Jenkins -- -- -- YES --
Moran
--
--
YES
--
YES
Tiahrt YES YES YES YES YES
Kentucky          
Davis -- -- YES YES YES
Whitfield -- -- YES YES YES
Louisiana          
Alexander YES -- YES -- YES
Boustany -- -- -- YES --
Fleming -- YES YES YES --
Melancon
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Maine          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Maryland          
Bartlett YES YES YES -- --
Kratovil
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Massachusetts          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
  End Chain Migration End Visa Lottery End Birthright Citizenship Local Enforcement E-Verify
Michigan          
Hoekstra YES -- -- -- --
McCotter YES YES YES YES --
Miller -- YES -- -- --
Rogers -- -- -- YES YES
Stupak
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Minnesota          
Bachmann -- -- -- YES --
Kline YES YES YES -- --
Mississippi          
Childers
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Harper YES YES -- -- --
Taylor -- -- YES -- YES
Missouri          
Akin YES -- YES YES --
Blunt -- YES -- YES --
Emerson -- -- -- YES --
Graves -- -- YES YES YES
Luetkemeyer -- YES -- -- YES
Montana          
Rehberg -- -- -- YES --
Nebraska          
Fortenberry -- YES YES YES YES
Smith -- YES YES -- --
  End Chain Migration End Visa Lottery End Birthright Citizenship Local Enforcement E-Verify
Nevada          
Heller -- YES YES YES --
New Hampshire          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
New Jersey          
Garrett -- -- YES YES --
New Mexico          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
New York          
Arcuri
 
-- -- -- -- YES
King -- -- YES -- --
North Carolina          
Coble -- -- YES -- YES
Foxx -- -- YES -- --
Jones YES -- YES -- --
Kissell -- -- -- -- YES
McHenry
 
-- -- -- -- YES
McIntyre -- -- -- YES YES
Myrick YES YES YES YES YES
Shuler -- -- -- -- YES
North Dakota          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Ohio          
Jordan -- -- YES -- --
LaTourette -- -- -- -- YES
Space
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Turner
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Oklahoma          
Cole -- -- -- YES --
Fallin YES -- -- -- YES
Sullivan -- YES YES -- --
Oregon          
DeFazio -- YES -- -- --
Pennsylvania          
Altmire
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Carney
 
--
-- -- -- YES
Dent -- -- -- YES --
Gerlach
 
-- -- -- YES YES
Holden
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Kanjorski
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Murphy, P.
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Murphy, T.
 
-- -- YES -- YES
Pitts -- -- YES YES --
Platts -- YES YES YES YES
Shuster -- -- YES -- --
Rhode Island          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
  End Chain Migration End Visa Lottery End Birthright Citizenship Local Enforcement E-Verify
South Carolina          
Barrett -- -- YES YES YES
Brown -- -- YES YES YES
Wilson -- -- YES YES YES
South Dakota          
Herseth Sandlin -- YES -- -- --
Tennessee          
Blackburn -- YES -- YES --
Duncan -- -- YES YES YES
Gordon
 
-- YES -- -- YES
Roe YES -- --   YES
Wamp -- -- YES -- YES
Texas          
Barton -- -- -- YES --
Brady -- -- YES -- YES
Burgess -- -- YES -- --
Carter -- -- YES -- --
Conaway -- YES YES -- YES
Culberson -- -- YES YES YES
Gohmert YES -- YES -- --
Hall -- -- YES -- --
Hensarling -- -- YES YES --
Johnson YES -- YES -- --
Marchant YES YES YES YES YES
McCaul -- -- -- YES YES
Neugebauer -- YES YES YES YES
Olson
 
-- -- YES -- YES
Poe -- YES YES YES YES
Rodriguez
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Sessions -- -- YES YES --
Smith -- YES YES -- --
  End Chain Migration End Visa Lottery End Birthright Citizenship Local Enforcement E-Verify
Utah          
Chaffetz YES YES YES -- --
Matheson
 
-- --
 
-- -- YES
Vermont          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Virginia          
Boucher -- YES -- -- YES
Cantor -- YES -- -- --
Forbes -- YES YES -- --
Foxx -- -- -- YES YES
Goodlatte -- YES YES YES YES
Nye
 
-- -- -- -- YES
 
Wittman -- YES YES YES YES
Wolf
 
-- -- -- -- YES
Washington          
Baird YES -- -- -- YES
West Virginia          
Capito -- -- -- YES YES
Wisconsin          
Kagen
 
-- -- -- --
YES
Sensenbrenner -- YES -- -- --
Wyoming          
No-Cosponsors -- -- -- -- --
Total sponsors 28 48 85 68 104

 

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Rule to Health Care Reform Bill Preventing Vote on Illegal Alien Verification - H.R.3962

Saturday, November 7, 2009 EST

Slaughter

Rule to H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, that prevented the House from considering the Heller, Deal, and Wilson amendments to the bill.

NumbersUSA Urged a "No" Vote

A "yes" vote on the rule prevented a vote on amendments offered by Rep. Deal, Heller, and Wilson that would have closed up loopholes in verifying illegal aliens.

 

Outcome: Adopted

Official roll call vote tally

 

Motion to table Vitter Sanctuary City Amdt. to CJS Approps - H.R. 2847

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 EST

 

The Vitter Amendment, if adopted, would have prevented federal funds from going to states and municipalities with sanctuary policies in place that protect illegal aliens, criminal aliens, and, potentially, terrorists.

NumbersUSA Urged a "No" Vote

A "No" vote would allow for a floor vote on the Vitter amendment preventing CJS funding to sanctuary cities.

 

Outcome: Adopted

Official roll call vote tally

 

DeMint Fencing Amendment to DHS Approps Bill - H.R. 2892

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 EST

DeMint

The DeMint amendment mandates that the 700 miles of border fencing (which was previously approved and appropriated for) be completed. The DeMint amendment passed 54-44.

NumbersUSA Urged a "Yes" Vote

The border fence is another deterrent for illegal immigration.

 

Outcome: Adopted

Official roll call vote tally

 

Vote to Table Sessions Amendment to DHS Approps Bill - H.R. 2892

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 EST

Sessions

The Sessions amendment authorizes E-Verify permanently, mandates that any business getting a federal contract must run all new hires through E-Verify, and mandates that every existing employee who works on the government contracts must be run through E-Verify. Thus, for the first time, E-Verify can be used to root out illegal aliens who were previously hired. The existing employee provision only applies to that part of a company actually working on the government contract. Democratic leadership motioned to table the amendment.

NumbersUSA Urged a "No" Vote

Tabling the amendment would prevent the Sessions' amendment from being considered for the DHS appropriations bill

 

Outcome: Failed

Official roll call vote tally

 

Floor vote on King E-Verify Amendment to DHS Appropriations Bill - H.R. 2892

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 EST

King of Iowa

The amendment requires all DHS contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of their employees. The King Amendment would have essentially implemented an Executive Order signed by President George W. Bush requiring all federal contractors to use E-Verify but the EO has been continually postponed by President Obama. Use of E-Verify is one of the most effective tools of Attrition Through Enforcement and keeping illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs.

NumbersUSA Urged a "Yes" Vote

The amendment would strengthen workplace enforcement by requiring federal contractors to use E-Verify.

 

Outcome: Adopted

Official roll call vote tally

 

Floor Vote on King Spotters Amendment to 2010 DHS Approps - H.R. 2892

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 EST

King of Iowa

This amendment requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to remove the lookout posts constructed by drug smugglers, thereby making it more difficult for drug smugglers and reducing illegal immigration associated with illegal drug activity.

NumbersUSA Urged a "Yes" Vote

The King amendment strengthens border control efforts.

 

Outcome: Adopted

Official roll call vote tally

 

Calvert E-Verify Amendment to Ag. Appropriations - H.R. 2997

Thursday, June 18, 2009 EST

Calvert

The amendment would have required all Dept. of Agriculture contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify system to verify the eligibility of their employees.

NumbersUSA Urged a "Yes" Vote

The amendment would have strengthened workplace enforcement by requiring federal contractors to use E-Verify.

 

Outcome: Failed

Official roll call vote tally

 

Kingston E-Verify Amendment to 2010 DHS Appropriations Bill - H.R. 2892

Friday, June 12, 2009 EST

Kingston

The Kingston amendment would have required all DHS contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify system to verify the eligibility of their employees. The amendment failed in the House Appropriations Committee 23-35.

NumbersUSA Urged a "Yes" Vote

The Kingston amendment would have removed one of the major draws for illegal immigration, workplace enforcement, by requiring federal contractors to verify their employees with E-Verify.

 

Outcome: Failed

Official roll call vote tally

 

Floor vote on Vitter Amendment to Credit Card Act - H.R. 627

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 EST

Vitter

This amendment would have required the banks that issue credit cards to ensure that those granted credit cards are in the United States legally by obliging the banks to verify the identity of applicants using REAL ID-compliant documents.

NumbersUSA Urged a "Yes" Vote

The Vitter amendment would have prevented illegal aliens from obtaining credit cards.

 

Outcome: Failed

Official roll call vote tally

 

Vote to Table Sessions E-Verify Amendment to 2009 Omnibus - H.R. 1105

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 EST

Sessions

Sen. Sessions' amendment would have reauthorized the E-Verify program for a period of five years. The E-Verify program had received several short-term extensions (H.R. 1105 contained a short-term extension). The Senate leadership decided to table Sessions amendment rather than allow a floor vote.

NumbersUSA Urged a "No" Vote

This vote prevented the opportunity to extend E-Verify for five more years

 

Outcome: Adopted

Official roll call vote tally

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