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Federal Law

Scroll down for select federal laws regarding immigration.  This is NOT a comprehensive list of federal immigration laws.  Feel free to suggest additions to this list.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)

Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (Public Law 103-317 or the Crime Act of 1994)

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA).

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA)

H.R. 418 "Real ID"

The passage of H.R. 418, was a significant legislative victory. The bill included several provisions that enhanced the nation's security. For the first time since 9-11, the Congress took action to require states to better regulate the issuance of drivers licenses and enhanced ID security standards. It was this provision that gave the legislation the name "Real ID." The bill also included provisions targeting foreign nationals with terrorist ties from abusing US asylum laws, and made it easier to remove or deny entry to the US's enemies. H.R. 418 also provided for the timely building of a border fence in the San Diego area.

Note: The ID provisions sparked considerable controversy because people generally don't like the idea of having to have another ID, a so called "national ID" card. That's understandable. We do not want the government to know any more about us than what is absolutely necessary too. Unfortunately, because of the lack of enforcement of our immigration laws over the past 40 years, this legislation was necessary to help weed out the millions of criminal aliens (and terrorists) now living illegally in our communities.


Federal Legislation

Scroll down for select federal legislation.  This is NOT a comprehensive list of federal immigration legislation or laws.  Feel free to suggest additions to this list. More proposals and laws will be added.

HR 1196 Loophole Elimination & Verification Enforcement Act (LEAVE Act), Sponsor Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA)


 Common sense Congressional proposal to end U.S. citizenship for alien "anchor-babies."  Read story here.




S. 1348 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007  (May,2007)  [The only comprehensive thing about this bill is that it is a comprehensive giveaway!  It gives Amnesty and billions of your money  to millions of illegal aliens.  After reading some of the bill (it's hundreds of pages long) I found so many taxpayer funded giveaways to illegals, I'm surprised the US Senate didn't give them title to the Statue of Liberty too.  And the enforcement aspect is absurd, since the federal government isn't enforcing the laws already on the books.  And it appears that the bill defines  illegals as "legal residents" [what a transformation!] so how will any enforcement be carried out since at the stroke of a pen, the enforcement provisions won't apply to anyone?  This is a very complex bill that would take a lawyer weeks to study.  But I have read enough to know this bill stinks worse than week old dead fish on a hot day.  6/28/07 Update: Bill dead (Good)

HR 4313 - The TRUE Enforcement Act and Border Security Act of 2005

We urge all OJJPAC supporters to join the 9/11 Families for a Secure America in support H.R. 4313 - The TRUE Enforcement Act and Border Security Act of 2005. A big advantage to H.R. 4313 is that it does not contain any amnesty/guest-worker schemes. H.R. 4313's provisions focus on enforcement and border security, which must be the first step in addressing the country's immigration and security problems.

For example, H.R. 4313 addresses the Visa Waiver Program, the tracking of aliens temporarily admitted into the US. The government currently has no database to identify which aliens overstay their visa's. This is an issue of importance to the 9-11 Families for a Secure America because some of the terrorist who attacked the WTC were in the US on expired visas.  H.R. 4313 is not a cure-all for our national security ills but it is a move in the right direction.

H.R. 4437- Sensenbrenner/King Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

We urge all OJJPAC supporters to support H.R. 4437. The bill, known as the Sensenbrenner/King Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act, has several helpful immigration and security enforcement provisions. H.R. 4437 authorizes the construction of nearly 700 miles of border fencing along our southwest border. It also creates a new electronic employment verification system, to help employers verify the eligibility of employees to work in the US. The bill also repeals the controversial “visa lottery” program. H.R. 4437 also reaffirms the inherent authority of state and local law enforcement agencies to assist in the enforcement of US immigration laws. The bill also adds penalties for certain immigration-related crimes, including alien smuggling and passport fraud. Update: Bill killed.


Rep. Gary Miller R-CA brings back LEAVE ACT

HR 1196 "Loophole Elimination & Verification Enforcement Act"

Read Miller's press release here.







Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007   Contact your member of Congress today and ask him or her to sign the SAVE ACT discharge petition.  To learn more about the SAVE ACT, click here  and the SAVE ACT discharge petition, click here.  





Senate Democrats block citizenship status question on 2010 census form

A proposed amendment by U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) to exclude illegal immigrants from being included in the population counts that decide congressional redistricting died after Senate Democrat's killed it in a 60-39 procedural vote.

States like Ohio will now likely loose one or more congressional districts, which will reduce Ohio's influence in Washington D.C., and Ohio's influence in  presidential elections. In a perverse reality, states like California which have millions of illegal aliens, will now be able to add one or more new congressional districts, adding to it's already significant influence in national elections.

Read AP story here.

Another "Convicts running the Prisons" example.


Congressman Sensenbrenner sponsors enforcement bill

H.R. 4065 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and strengthen enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

  Read about it here  11/3/07



To find out how your US Senators' voted on May 18th  to amend the United States Code, Title 4,  to declare English as the national language of the United States, click here.


The Hope Act?   OJJPAC hopes not.

Some members of Congress hope they can help illegal aliens colonize of the US by funding the National Council of La Raza with millions of your dollars.  Congressman Ruben Hinojosa's (D-TX) bill, H.R. 1999, would give $5 million of your tax dollars to La Raza for 2008; $10 million every year after that--apparently forever.  This bill is a give-away to La Raza and its illegal alien client base but bad for American tax payers.  Hopefully this bill which was introduced last April,  will continue to go nowhere.   Read the bill here.   



      Did your Member of Congress vote for or against building a Border Security Fence on 9-14-06?

Click here to find out! 




Legal Arizona Workers Act (House Bill 2779): Imposes sanctions on employers that hire illegal aliens. Becomes law January 1, 2008.


Copy of the Escondido Illegal Immigration Resolution  Click here.





In Florida:

FL state lawmakers introduce multiple immigration enforcement bills

Some businesses and open-border advocates whine

Read story here.




Kentucky Senate passes bill cracking down on Illegal Aliens

Read what SB 6 does here.

Illegal alien supporters' plan strategy to defeat enforcement bill in Kentucky House

Read story here.

No surprise: Kentucky Newspaper Editorial attacks enforcement bill; says too expensive to enforce law

Read editorial here.

(Note: The usual excuse--but the editorial doesn't consider the greater cost of not enforcing the law, not to mention that illegal immigration seriously erodes U.S. sovereignty and our right to self-determination. )



 North Carolina Passes Legislation to Protect its Citizens from Illegal Aliens

The North Carolina Legislature passed several pieces of legislation this week to remedy serious fiscal and law enforcement problems caused by a massive influx of illegal aliens into the state.  Feeling the heat of victimized constituents and organizations (e.g.,  Americans for Legal Immigration), the state legislature passed several bills in the final days of its legislative session.  

The changes:  

NC had an infamous reputation for its lax drivers license registration application process -- so hundreds of thousands of illegals would travel to NC just to obtain a driver's license, even though they didn't live there. [Now you know why you see so many Mexicans and Central Americans driving vehicles with NC plates].  NC license applications now require a valid social security number.  It is hoped the new rules with reduce the significant number of NC citizens killed by intoxicated illegal aliens and make it more difficult for them to commit fraud and plan acts of terrorism.

Applicants for state jobs beginning January 1, 2007, will have to prove legal presence or citizenship.  School systems have until March to implement the new rule.  

One of the most significant changes will be that NC local and state police agencies will now enforce immigration laws, including its new state human trafficking laws.



State of New Mexico:

Dems block bill to stop illegal aliens from getting New Mexico drivers licenses

Read El Paso Times story here.

Governor Martinez supported bill to block illegal aliens driving privileges

Read story here.



Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007



Oregon's Democratic Governor Pushes for Drivers Licenses for Illegals

Read story here.



Illegal Immigration Relief Act, Passed by Hazelton City Council, Hazelton, PA


State of South Dakota

Bills introduced to crack down on Illegal Aliens

Read story here.



Legislation in Texas:

Legislator introduces bill to require schools to count enrolled illegal aliens

Read story here.



State of Washington

Bills introduced to stop out-of-state residents from getting WA drivers licenses

Read story here.


  Dems defeat bill to stop illegal aliens from driving in Washington state

Read story here.



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