Border Control Policy

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2007 S. 1083 (110th) CornynSupportNo
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase competitiveness in the United States, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase competitiveness in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Alien Smuggling and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 H.R. 2399 (110th) HillSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and title 18, United States Code, to combat the crime of alien smuggling and related activities, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and title 18, United States Code, to combat the crime of alien smuggling and related activities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
American Dream Act H.R. 1275 (110th) BermanOpposeNo
This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes, and to authorize the status of… More
This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes, and to authorize the status of those students who have entered the country as children and have been long-term U.S. residents. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 S. 729 (111th) DurbinOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation… More
A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Uniting American Families Act of 2009 S. 424 (111th) LeahyOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to… More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 S. 3992 (111th) DurbinOpposeNo
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for… More
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 S. 3963 (111th) DurbinOpposeNo
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for… More
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 S. 3962 (111th) DurbinOpposeNo
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for… More
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 S. 3827 (111th) DurbinOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation… More
A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 H.R. 6497 (111th) BermanOpposeNo
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other… More
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Removal Clarification Act of 2010 H.R. 5281 (111th) JohnsonOpposeNo
To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes.… More
To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
CIR ASAP Act of 2009 H.R. 4321 (111th) OrtizOpposeNo
To provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
SAVE Act of 2009 H.R. 3308 (111th) ShulerSupportNo
To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program. (by More
To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program. (by CRS) Hide
SAFE for America Act H.R. 2305 (111th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program. (by CRS)
American Dream Act H.R. 1751 (111th) BermanOpposeNo
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of… More
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011 S. 952 (112th) DurbinOpposeNo
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for… More
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Startup Visa Act of 2011 S. 565 (112th) KerryOpposeNo
A bill to establish an employment-based immigrant visa for alien entrepreneurs who have received significant capital from investors to establish a business in the United States. (by More
A bill to establish an employment-based immigrant visa for alien entrepreneurs who have received significant capital from investors to establish a business in the United States. (by CRS) Hide
English Language Unity Act of 2011 S. 503 (112th) InhofeSupportNo
A bill to declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts… More
A bill to declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution. (by CRS) Hide
ACHIEVE Act S. 3639 (112th) HutchisonOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide secure borders and to give long-term resident youth the ability to contribute to the safety and economic growth of the United States and… More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide secure borders and to give long-term resident youth the ability to contribute to the safety and economic growth of the United States and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Startup Act 2.0 S. 3217 (112th) MoranOpposeNo
A bill to jump-start the economic recovery through the formation and growth of new businesses, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act S. 1196 (112th) GrassleySupportNo
A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
English Language Unity Act of 2011 H.R. 997 (112th) KingSupportNo
To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the… More
To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution. (by CRS) Hide
Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2011 H.R. 98 (112th) DreierSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enforce restrictions on employment in the United States of unauthorized aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enforce restrictions on employment in the United States of unauthorized aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
SAFE for America Act H.R. 704 (112th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program. (by CRS)
STEM Jobs Act of 2012 H.R. 6429 (112th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Prohibiting Back-Door Amnesty Act H.R. 5953 (112th) QuayleSupportNo
To prohibit the implementation of certain policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security. (by More
To prohibit the implementation of certain policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security. (by CRS) Hide
Improving Methods to Promote Regular Occurrences of the Verification of Employability Status Act of 2011 H.R. 3160 (112th) BrounSupportNo
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make permanent the E-Verify program, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make permanent the E-Verify program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
SEAT Act of 2011 H.R. 310 (112th) MyrickSupportNo
To deny certain Federal funds to any institution of higher education that admits as students aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States. (by More
To deny certain Federal funds to any institution of higher education that admits as students aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States. (by CRS) Hide
Legal Workforce Act H.R. 2885 (112th) SmithSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Legal Workforce Act H.R. 2164 (112th) SmithSplitNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
SAVE Act of 2011 H.R. 2000 (112th) ShulerSupportNo
To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program. (by More
To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program. (by CRS) Hide
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011 H.R. 1842 (112th) BermanOpposeNo
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other… More
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act H.R. 1505 (112th) BishopSupportNo
To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes. (by More
To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 H.R. 140 (112th) KingSupportNo
To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. (by… More
To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. (by CRS) Hide
LEAVE Act H.R. 1196 (112th) MillerSupportNo
To remove the incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come to the United States to live and work, provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and… More
To remove the incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come to the United States to live and work, provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act of 2011 H.R. 1091 (112th) HunterSupportNo
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to construct not less than 350 miles of reinforced fencing along the… More
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to construct not less than 350 miles of reinforced fencing along the United States-Mexico border and to gain operational control over such border. (by CRS) Hide
CLEAR Act of 2011 H.R. 100 (112th) BlackburnSupportNo
To provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the… More
To provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2013 S. 744 (113th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Immigration Reform That Works for America's Future Act S. 1 (113th) ReidOpposeNo
A bill to reform America's broken immigration system. (by CRS)
Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013 H.R. 72 (113th) Jackson LeeSupportNo
To provide for emergency deployments of United States Border Patrol agents and to increase the number of DEA and ATF agents along the international border of the United States to increase resources… More
To provide for emergency deployments of United States Border Patrol agents and to increase the number of DEA and ATF agents along the international border of the United States to increase resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations and for other lawful activities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Prohibit Certain Actions with Respect to Deferred Action for Aliens Not Lawfully Present in the United States, and for Other Purposes. H.R. 5272 (113th) BlackburnOpposeNo
To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes. (by More
To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014 H.R. 5230 (113th) RogersSupportNo
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014 H.R. 4882 (113th) SchweikertSupportNo
To achieve operational control of the international border between the United States and Mexico through the deployment of members of the National Guard in support of the United States Customs and… More
To achieve operational control of the international border between the United States and Mexico through the deployment of members of the National Guard in support of the United States Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013 H.R. 478 (113th) GingreySupportNo
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) to make the E-Verify Program permanent and mandatory, and to provide for certain changes to… More
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) to make the E-Verify Program permanent and mandatory, and to provide for certain changes to procedures for participants in the Program. (by CRS) Hide
Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 H.R. 3865 (113th) CampSupportNo
To prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from modifying the standard for determining whether an organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of section… More
To prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from modifying the standard for determining whether an organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. (by CRS) Hide
Legal Workforce Act H.R. 1772 (113th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2013 H.R. 15 (113th) GarciaOpposeNo
To provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Border Security Results Act of 2013 H.R. 1417 (113th) McCaulOpposeNo
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy to gain and maintain operational control of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.… More
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy to gain and maintain operational control of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013 H.R. 140 (113th) KingSupportNo
To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. (by… More
To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. (by CRS) Hide