No Rewarding Illegals. It Hurts Americans.

 

“It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.” ~ Barbara Jordan

Management is not Amnesty! A 'Path To Citizenship' is available now, comprehensive reform is not needed. Get in line like the others did! No cuts! No rewards! No freebies! Reform of the House and Senate and their doling out Visas is needed and must be managed better.

 

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Rewards for Illegal Immigration

 

 

While the jobs magnet remains the strongest incentive for illegal immigration, eligibility for certain benefits normally reserved for citizens and lawful residents can also encourage illegal aliens to break our laws and live comfortably in the United States. Federal, state, and local laws that allow illegal aliens access to official identification credentials, Social Security, in-state college tuition, subsidized housing, and other benefits send a message that illegal aliens are welcome and that we are not serious about our immigration laws. The annual net cost to U.S. taxpayers of subsidizing the mostly low-skilled illegal population is estimated at almost $20,000 per illegal household. This section charts House and Senate bills and joint resolutions in two subcategories:

General Rewards

, which includes in-state tuition, Social Security benefits, housing, and other similar benefits; and

Identification Documents

; including driver’s licenses, state-issued ID cards, and Matricula cards. Each subcategory is organized by whether or not the legislation

provides

or

reduces

rewards for illegal immigration.

HOUSE BILLS Increases Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R. 1 (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)

- would provide supplemental appropriations for FY2009. Specifically, this legislation: includes $150 million to repair and construct border inspection facilities, retains

Rep. Jack Kingston’s (R-Ga.)

amendment requiring contractors to participate in E-Verify (federal employment verification program) as a prerequisite for receiving supplemental funding, and includes a committee amendment sponsored by

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)

that would extend authorization of the E-Verify program for five years, similar to

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ (D-Ariz.) H.R.662 (Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009)

. Finally, this legislation does not prevent illegal aliens from receiving individual stimulus checks.

Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.)

is the bill’s main sponsor.


Cosponsors
Passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 244 to 188 on 1/28/2009
Passed the Senate as amended by a vote of 61 to 37 on 2/10/2009
The House/Senate Conference Report ******** out most immigration related measures and passed the House by a vote of 246 to 183 to 1 and Senate by a vote of 61 to 38 on 2/13/2009 Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R.994 (Loophole Elimination and Verification Enforcement [LEAVE] Act)

- would remove certain incentives that encourage and reward illegal aliens including access to Social Security, access to financial institutions, and in-state tuition. More specifically, the LEAVE Act would:

  • Uphold identification security by specifying what forms of identification may be accepted by the federal government or financial institutions. Accepted forms of identification include a Social Security card with a photo ID, a REAL ID Act compliant identification card, a passport, or a USCIS photo identification card.
  • Require federal agencies to coordinate with states to develop an electronic birth and death registration system, which would reduce the number of stolen identities and help prevent Social Security fraud.
  • Require the SSA (Social Security Administration) and IRS (Internal Revenue Service) to share information related to the investigation and enforcement of no-match letters.
  • Prohibit an illegal alien from renting or owning a home, and make them ineligible for public and Section 8 housing. Specifically, applicants would be required to present an accepted form of identification such as a Social Security card accompanied by a photo ID, a REAL ID compliant identification card, a passport, or a USCIS photo identification card in order to obtain a mortgage or apply for housing benefits.
  • Prohibit Social Security totalization agreements that benefit illegal aliens, including the 2004 agreement between the United States and Mexico.
  • Prohibit illegal aliens from receiving Social Security credit for illegal work in the United States.
  • Prohibit financial and nonfinancial institutions from accepting Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) or any other foreign-source of identification from an illegal alien, such as a Matricula Consular card. Forms of accepted identification include a Social Security card with a photo ID, a REAL ID compliant identification card, a passport, or a USCIS photo identification card. These requirements also apply to the U.S. Postal Service’s “Dinero Seguro” program and the Federal Reserve’s “Directo a Mexico” program.
  • Prohibit states from granting in-state tuition to illegal aliens while U.S. citizens and nationals are excluded from the same benefit.
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for a listing of other major provisions in the LEAVE Act.


Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.)

is the bill’s main sponsor.


Cosponsors Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R. 160 (Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009)

- would prohibit an alien, for purposes of determining Social Security benefits, from being credited for earned income while he/she was not a citizen or national of the United States. Furthermore, it would require any future

Social Security totalization agreement

to mind this prohibition and require present agreements to conform to this regulation no later than December 31, 2009.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)

is the bill’s main sponsor.

Cosponsors

Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R.140

- would withhold a certain percentage of federal highway funding to states that do not comply with federal REAL ID requirements such as providing: the person's full legal name; date of birth; gender; driver's license or identification number; digital photograph; verified address; signature; security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting, or duplication; incorporating machine-readable technology; verifying the person's Social Security account number, and verifying lawful status. Under this proposed legislation, if a state is not compliant by 2010 they lose 2 percent of their highway funding, 4 percent by 2011, 6 percent by 2012, or 8 percent each additional year after 2013.

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)

is the bill's main sponsor.


Cosponsors

Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R.139 (Identification Integrity Act of 2009)

- would prohibit a federal agency from accepting a foreign identification document for any official purpose unless the document is an authorized passport at the time of enactment. Specifically, this legislation limits access to comfort benefits that encourage illegal aliens to remain in the United States such as a credit card and checking account.

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)

is the bill’s main sponsor.


No Cosponsors

Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R.132 (Total Overhaul of Totalization Agreements Law of 2009)

- would prohibit an illegal alien, for the purpose of obtaining Social Security benefits, from being credited for income earned while he/she is not authorized to work in the United States. Furthermore, it would require a naturalized citizen or lawful permanent resident’s source country to provide the United States with any social security taxes paid by the worker or his/her employer if the worker qualifies for benefits under the agreement.

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)

is the bill's main sponsor.


No Cosponsors

Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration H.R. 127

- would limit the public burden of certain aliens by prohibiting an alien sponsor from providing an affidavit of support unless they agree to support the alien at an annual income not less than 300 percent of the federal poverty line, or 200 percent if the alien is a spouse or child of the sponsor.

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)

is the bill's main sponsor.


No Cosponsors

SENATE BILLS Reduce Rewards for Illegal Immigration S.84

- would prevent an illegal alien from obtaining a credit card, checking, or financial account by specifying the identification a financial institution may accept from a non-United States person. Notably, the institution may accept a social security number, passport number and country of issuance, or alien identification number. Furthermore, a financial institution could not accept identification issued by a foreign government other than an unexpired passport.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

is the bill’s main sponsor.


Cosponsors There are four forms legislation take: S. 123 (or H.R. 123)

- Bills that must pass both chambers (i.e., House and Senate) and be signed by President to have force of law.



S. Res. 123 (or H.Res. 123)

- Measures concerning operation of single chamber; not presented to President for action.



S.J. Res. 123 (or H.J.Res. 123)

- Resolutions requiring both chambers’ approval and presentation to President for approval (as with bills [laws enacted by virtue of joint resolutions are not distinguished from laws enacted by bills]); generally used to authorize small appropriations, enact continuing resolutions that provide for government expenditures (absent overarching appropriations law), create commissions or other bodies, or extend legislation already drafted; also used to propose amendments to U.S. Constitution, in which case must be sent to states directly – bypassing Presidential action – for three-fourths’ approval.



S.Con.Res. 123 (or H.Con.Res. 123) -

Resolutions requiring both chambers’ approval, but not Presidential action; generally used to address both chambers’ sentiments or deal with issues affecting both chambers.

Josie06 Josie06
56-60, F
2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

something does need to be done. I really dislike when people say they pay taxes because they don't. They will claim anywhere from 6 to 10 on thier w4's so that there is no with holding tax held out of their pay checks. threfore they are not paying taxes in line with what they are earning. then they do not file tax returns due to their ss numbers not being legal. I know because I have seen the paper work from the IRS and the SS Admin to the guy who I work part time for sometime. He has people work for him for 6 to 8 months lent leave for a few month and then come back giving him a different ss number when they start back. The company owner knows they do it but will not stop because they are cheap labor. So I stoped working for him.