Maryland 5th Majority Leader Steny Hoyer against good jobs

January 28, 2010
“The job losses have really ramped up again. The temporary job creations can not deliver a decent life.” researcher500.
This is in Washington Post comment thread on the Obama State of the Union Address.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/27/AR2010012702421_Comments.html
This is exactly right. This is why we need an immigration moratorium limiting total non-tourist visas or visa or status upgrades to 50,000 per years. That includes stopping student visas, except real one for one exchanges. Engineering and math education must be for our own children not the children of Chinese Communist party elites.
http://grades.betterimmigration.com/testgrades.php3?District=MD05&VIPID=387

OVERALL GRADES
Career Recent
Rep. Hoyer has earned an overall career immigration voting grade of D+
View History Rep. Hoyer has earned a recent immigration voting grade of F
2006 – 2009

Steny Hoyer.

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Hoyer is Majority Leader of the House. He represents Bill H-1b Gates and Goldman Sachs not his constituents.

1/28/2010 8:54:30 AM
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
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This document is a record and analysis of all of Rep. Hoyer’s immigration related congressional votes, cosponsorships, and other immigration actions during his career in Congress. Immigration Profiles is the only exhaustive source for this information available in one place.
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Career Record Source: Congressional Record
Leans toward higher immigration, population growth, foreign labor.
Each symbol in the left-hand column below signifies an action for HIGHER immigration.
Voting Key
Each symbol in the right-hand column below signifies an action for LOWER immigration.
Chain Migration & Visa Lottery
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Voted on House floor against amendment to end visa lottery in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Goodlatte Amendment to H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The Goodlatte Amendment would eliminate the visa lottery. This is a program that each year gives another 50,000 green cards to people without any regard to their humanitarian need or to what they might offer the country or to their having any family connections in the United States. It is a program that promotes massive illegal migration by people who think they may some day win the lottery and be allowed to stay in the United States. The bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform under the leadership of the late Barbara Jordan recommended eliminating the visa lottery. The Goodlatte Amendment passed by a vote of 273 to 148.
Voted in 1996 to continue chain migration
Rep. Hoyer in 1996 voted for the Chrysler-Berman Amendment to H.R.2202. It was a vote in favor of a chain migration system that has been the primary cause of annual immigration levels snowballing from less than 300,000 in 1965 to around a million today. Rep. Hoyer supported provisions that allow immigrants to send for their adult relatives. Then each of those relatives can send for their and their spouse’s adult relatives, creating a never-ending and ever-growing chain. The bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission recommended doing away with the adult-relative categories and chain migration (begun only in the 1950s) in order to lessen wage depression among lower-paid American workers. The House Judiciary Committee agreed with the Jordan Commission and passed H.R.2202, which would have effectively ended chain migration. But on the floor of the House, Rep. Hoyer helped kill the reform by voting for the Chrysler-Berman Amendment which stripped out the legal immigration reforms. Rep. Hoyer’s vote was important; the reformers were only 28 votes short of approving the end of chain migration. Rep. Hoyer helped continue a level of immigration that the Census Bureau projects will result in a doubled U.S. population in the next century. The Chrysler-Berman amendment passed the House by a vote of .

Cosponsored legislation to end chain migration in 1995
Rep. Hoyer was one of 100 cosponsors of H.R. 1915, the Immigration in the National Interest Act. HR 1915, as introduced and passed by the Immigration and Claims Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, would have shifted the primary focus of immigration policy to spouses and minor children from extended family and to skilled immigrants from less skilled ones. It would have set a ceiling of 330,000 on family-based immigration. In addition this bill would have increased the number of skilled workers, while eliminating the unskilled worker category and the lottery program. H.R. 1915 also contained provisions designed to reduce illegal immigration such as worker verification programs. Many of the illegal immigration provisions of this bill were ultimately passed in the form of H.R. 2202 in 1996.
Major Numbers in All Categories
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Voted on floor of House in favor of amendment to prohibit legal status to aliens with a criminal record in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Stearns Amendment to H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The Stearns Amendment prohibits any alien from being granted legal immigration status of any kind until criminal record databases and terrorist watch lists are checked, and it is confirmed that no fraud has occurred. This amendment would subject each and every individual who seeks any sort of legal immigration status to a criminal background check and a review of terrorist watch lists to ensure that the United States only grants immigration status those who do not wish our citizens harm. The Stearns Amendment passed by a vote of 420 to 0.
Rejected immigration ceiling in 1990
Rep Hoyer voted AGAINST the Smith amendment to H.R.4300 that would have maintained hard caps on most categories of immigration. Unlike, Rep. Hoyer, 143 Representatives (of 435) feared that the 1990 legislation would unleash a chain reaction that would drive immigration numbers ever upwards. They backed an amendment that would have placed an absolute annual ceiling of 630,000 on family, worker and lottery immigration. But Rep. Hoyer helped defeat that ceiling 266 to 143.
Importing Specific Foreign Workers
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Cosponsored a bill to increase the number of foreign workers in 2007-2008
Rep. Hoyer cosponsored the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007 (HR 1843). The bill would would exempt any alien who has been present in the United States as an H-2B nonimmigrant worker for any one of the previous three fiscal years and who is returning to work as an H-2B from counting against the 66,000-per-year cap on H-2B visas (i.e., potentially tripling the number of H-2Bs in the U.S. at any one time); and would make these provisions effective for five years, beginning October 1, 2007.
Voted to protect American workers by voting against foreign worker importation program in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA). CAFTA does not does NOT include any explicit language about visas. It does, however, include language in chapters 10 and 11 that is virtually identical to the language in other FTAs that creates the expectation of a right of immigration. It is expected that, like NAFTA, CAFTA will generate an increase in illegal immigration. CAFTA, like other recent FTAs, covers four “modes” of delivery of services between countries (Cross Border, Consumption Abroad, Commercial Presence and Movement of natural persons). Although there is nothing in the text of the agreement that would provide a single extra visa to the United States, by using language on Mode 3 and Mode 4 delivery of services that is identical or virtually identical to that in all recent FTAs, the USTR has allowed for the creation of an expectation of immigration. In other words, the foreign investors and service providers who read the agreement may easily believe that it will give them the right to enter the United States either to invest in a service providing company here or to go to work for a subsidiary from the home country. (Remember that Congress only has the authority to approve or reject free trade agreements; it many not amend them because of the President’s fast track authority. Once Congress gives its approval, it may not pass laws that restrict or alter the provisions of the trade agreement, or the United States will be subject to trade sanctions.) CAFTA narrowly passed the House by a vote of 217 to 215.
Voted against amendment to prohibit immigration increases in Free Trade Agreements in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Tancredo Amendment to H.R. 2862, the Science, State, Justice, Commerce (SSJC), and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2006. The Tancredo Amendment would have prohibited the use of SSJC funds to include in any bilateral or multilateral trade agreement any provisions that would increase immigration. This effectively would have prevented the U.S. Trade Representative from including immigration increases in Free Trade Agreements (as occured with the Sinagpore and Chile Free Trade Agreements, for instance). The Tancredo Amendment failed by a vote of 106 to 322.
Cosponsoring legislation to increase H-2B workers who are present in the U.S. at any one time in 2005-2006
Rep. Hoyer is a cosponsor of H.R. 793, the Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act of 2005, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the timing of issuance of H-2B visas during a fiscal year. Specifically, H.R. 793 would split the H-2B visa cap so no more than 33,000 visas are made available for the first six months the fiscal year, and another 33,000 visas would be available in the second half of the year. HOWEVER, H.R. 793 exempts from the annual cap aliens granted an H-2B visa within three years prior to approval of an H-2B petition, thus potentially TRIPLING the number of H-2B workers in the United States at any one time. Although timing the issuance of H-2B visas is a common-sense approach that would help prevent the situation that occurred in FY 2004 and FY 2005 when the 66,000 annual cap on H-2B (low-skill) nonimmigrant visas was hit within the first quarter of the year, H.R. 793 would ultimately harm American workers by creating exemptions which potentially could triple the number of H-2B workers in the U.S. at any given time.
Voted against American workers by voting in favor of worker-importation program in 2003
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Chile Free Trade Agreement, H.R. 2738. The trade agreement would permit an unlimited number of workers in Chile to enter the U.S. each year as “treaty traders or investors” who are coming to the U.S. to carry on trade between the U.S. and Chile or to “establish, develop, administer or provide advice or key technical services” to the operations of a business in which they have invested capital. Congress is prohibited from restricting the category with numerical limits, labor certification requirements or other protections for American workers. This category is in addition to the number of Chileans who are permitted to come to the U.S. each year under our normal immigration laws. Finally, the agreements also prohibit Congress from placing any numerical limits, labor certification requirements or other protections for American workers on the issuance of L-1 visas to nationals of Chile. L-1 visas are available to “intra-company transferees,” or aliens who have been employed abroad for at least one year in the three years preceding application by a business that has subsidiaries or affiliates in the United States. Such visas have been widely abused by businesses seeking to avoid the restrictions on H-1B visas. The Chile Free Trade Agreement passed the House by a vote of 270-156.
Voted against American workers by voting for worker-importation program in 2003
Rep. Hoyer voted for the Singapore Free Trade Agreement, H.R. 2739. The trade agreement would permit an unlimited number of Singaporeans to enter the U.S. each year as “treaty traders or investors” who are coming to the U.S. to carry on trade between the U.S. and Singapore or to “establish, develop, administer or provide advice or key technical services” to the operations of a business in which they have invested capital. Congress is prohibited from restricting the category with numerical limits, labor certification requirements or other protections for American workers. This category is in addition to the number of Singaporeans who are permitted to come to the U.S. each year under our normal immigration laws. Finally, the agreements also prohibit Congress from placing any numerical limits, labor certification requirements or other protections for American workers on the issuance of L-1 visas to nationals of Singapore. L-1 visas are available to “intra-company transferees,” or aliens who have been employed abroad for at least one year in the three years preceding application by a business that has subsidiaries or affiliates in the United States. Such visas have been widely abused by businesses seeking to avoid the restrictions on H-1B visas. The Singapore Free Trade Agreement passed the House by a vote of 272-155.
Nearly doubled H-1B foreign
high-tech workers in 1998
Rep. Hoyer helped the House pass H.R.3736. Enacted into law, it increased by nearly 150,000 the number of foreign workers high-tech American companies could hire over the next three years. Although the foreign workers receive temporary visas for up to six years, most historically have found ways to stay permanently in this country. Rep. Hoyer voted for more foreign workers even though U.S. high tech workers over the age of 50 were suffering 17% unemployment and U.S. firms were laying off thousands of workers at the time.
Attempted to protect
U.S. high-tech workers in 1998
Before the House passed the H-1B doubling bill (H.R.3736), Rep. Hoyer voted for a Watt Substitute bill that would have forbidden U.S. firms from using temporary foreign workers to replace Americans. It also would have required U.S. firms to check a box on a form attesting that they had first sought an American worker for the job. The substitute failed 177-242.
Stopped massive new foreign agriculture
worker program in 1996
Rep. Hoyer voted AGAINST the Pombo Amendment to H.R.2202. He was part of a 242-180 majority that killed the amendment that would have created a massive new program. Agri-business would have been allowed to import up to 250,000 foreign farm workers each year for a period of service of less than a year. A bi-partisan congressional study with the Bush Administration (1989-93) had concluded that there were at least 190,000 farm workers already in America who were out of work at any given time. The federal commission said the oversupply of farmworkers was a major reason why farm workers’ real incomes had fallen by almost half over the previous two decades. The amendment had no provisions for ensuring that the temporary workers went home after their jobs were concluded. Rep. Hoyer’s vote was on the side of America’s farm workers and on the side of limiting illegal immigration.
Brought foreign nurses program to an end in 1996
Rep. Hoyer was part of a 262-154 majority that brought a foreign nurses guestworker program to an end. He voted AGAINST the Burr Amendment to H.R.2202. Those favoring the amendment said many rural areas had a shortage of nurses and needed the foreign workers. Rep. Hoyer was among those who contended that there are more than enough Americans trained in nursing to do the job if the pay and working conditions are appropriate.
Citizenship for Illegal Alien Babies
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Rep. Hoyer has taken no action to reduce
the rewarding of illegal immigration by giving citizenship
to anchor babies.

Inviting / Repelling Illegal Aliens
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Voted against allowing consideration of verification amendments to the health care reform bill in 2009
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the rule to H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Despite high publicity about the big loopholes in the bill allowing illegal aliens to participate in many parts of the new federal healthcare plan, the Rules Committee brought a rule to the House floor that blocked a vote on any amendment giving the Members a chance to close the loopholes. NumbersUSA notified the Members of Congress that a vote FOR the “closed” rule would be graded as a vote to provide rewards and incentives for illegal immigration. In particular, the rule prevented the House from considering the Heller, Deal, and Wilson verification amendments to the bill. By supporting the rule, Rep. Hoyer signaled his/her support of a health bill that creates rewards or incentives for illegal immigration. The rule passed 242-192 (7 Nov. 09; 1:33 PM).
Opposed an amendment to deter illegal immigration in 2009
Rep. Hoyer opposed the King amendment (250) to H.R. 2892, the 2010 DHS appropriations bill. 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. This amendment passed 240-187-1 (24 June 2009, 9:14 pm).
Opposed an amendment to require DHS contractors to use E-Verify in 2009.
Rep. Hoyer opposed the King amendment (253) to H.R. 2892, the DHS appropriations bill. 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. The amendment passed 349-84 on 24 June 2009 (9:24 pm).
Voted in favor of employment verification in 2008
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of bill, HR 6633, to reauthorize the E-Verify program for a period of 5 years. The E-Verify program allows businesses to determine the legal status of new hires and prevents illegal aliens from being hired, thus making the program an important tool in the Attrition through Enforcement anti-illegal immigration strategy. The bill passed by a vote of 407-2 (31 July 2008; 7:44pm).
Voted in favor of preventing illegal aliens from receiving federal housing funds in 2008
Rep. Hoyer vote in favor of an amendment to H.R. 5818, the Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008. This amendment would prevent illegal aliens from receiving Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds pursuant to this act. The amendment passed by a vote of 391-33 (8 May 2008; 11:30 am).
Voted in favor of restricting funding to business that hire illegal aliens in 2008
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of an amendment to HR 5819 that would prohibit SBIR or STTR awards from going to a small business concern if an unlawful alien has an ownership interest in that concern or in a concern that has interest in the small business. The amendment also prohibits SBIR and STTR awards from going to businesses that have repeatedly hired, recruited, or referred unlawful aliens. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program ensure that the nation’s small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government’s research and development efforts. The amendment passed by a vote of 406-0, with 3 present.
Voted against punishing sanctuary cities in 2008
Rep. Hoyer voted against a motion to H.R. 5719, the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act. This motion would have recommitted H.R. 5719 with instructions to add language to deny tax exempt interest with respect to bonds of sanctuary states and cities, thereby putting pressure on cities that do not enforce immigration laws and cities who do not cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters. This motion failed by a vote of 210-210.
Voted against an amendment to prohibit Social Security funds from being used administer benefits accrued from work performed in Mexico.
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Gingrey amendment to HR 3043, an amendment to prohibit the use of funds by the SSA to administer Social Security benefit payments, under any agreement between the United States and Mexico establishing totalization arrangements between the two countries. The amendment passed 254-168.
Voted against an amendment to reduce the time period of a country’s “temporary protected status.”
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Forbes amendment to HR 2638, which would prohibit funds pursuant to this bill from being used to extend the “temporary protected status” designation of a country. This amendment failed 123-298.
Voted against an amendment to reduce funding for the visa waiver program.
Rep. Hoyer voted against the first Tancredo amendment to HR 2638, which would prohibit funding from HR 2638 from being used to fund the visa waiver program. This amendment failed 76-347.
Voted against an amendment to increase funding for the construction of a border fence
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Brown-Waite amendment to HR 2638. This amendment re-directs $89 million set to be appropriated to the Undersecretary for Management’s account to the Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology Account, with a view towards constructing at least 700 miles of fencing along the southern border. The amendment was adopted 241-179.
Voted on House floor for against an amendment to fully fund the training of immigration enforcement officers
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Drake Amendment to H.R. 2638, the appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The Drake Amendment would fully fund the president’s budget request ($26.4 million) for the training and support for the voluntary participation of local law enforcement officers in immigration law enforcement, an important force multiplier in the fight against illegal immigration. This amendment passed 286-127.
Voted in favor of “sanctuary cities” for illegal aliens in 2007
Rep. Hoyer voted against an amendment (H. Amdt. 294) to offered by Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO). The Tancredo amendment would prohibit funds from the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill from being distributed to states and localities that have “sanctuary policies” in place that prohibit or inhibit communications between Federal and state/local authorities. The Tancredo Amendment passed by a vote of 234 to 189.
Voted in favor of allowing illegal aliens to vote in union elections
Rep. Hoyer voted against a Motion to Recommit H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act of 2007. The Motion to Recommit, introduced by Rep. McKeon (R-CA), would have recommitted H.R. 800 to the Committee on Education and Labor with instructions to report the legislation back to the House with an amendment that would require that all employees allowed to vote in union elections be citizens or legal residents of the United States. This would have prevented illegal aliens from voting in unionization elections. This would have been an important interior enforcement measure because illegal aliens should not be allowed to have an influence in whether a workforce decides to be unionized or to block unionization. Businesses should not be allowed to use illegal aliens to stop unionization desired by its American workers. And unions should not be allowed to use illegal aliens to force unionization on American workers who don’t want it. Although some Representatives voted against the Motion to Recommit because it would have delayed final passage of the bill, a vote in favor of the Motion to Recommit was clearly a vote in favor of interior enforcement and against allowing illegal aliens to vote in union elections. Motion to The Motion to Recommit failed by a vote of 202-225.
Voted against bill to increase interior enforcement in 2006
Rep. Hoyer voted against H.R. 6095, the Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 which would clarify state and local law enforcement’s inherent authority to enforce Federal immigration laws and overturn a decades-old court injunction that impedes the Federal government’s ability to remove aliens from El Salvador on an expedited basis. H.R. 6095 passed by a vote of 277-140.
Voted in favor of bill to outlaw border tunnels in 2006
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of H.R. 4830, the Border Tunnel Protection Act of 2006 that would penalize any person constructing or financing a border tunnel with up to 20 years’ imprisonment and anybody who recklessly permits others to construct or use such a tunnel on their land with up to 10 years’ imprisonment; would punish those who use a border tunnel to smuggle aliens (including terrorists and criminals), weapons, drugs, and other illicit goods by doubling the sentence for the underlying offense (i.e., up to 40 years’ imprisonment). H.R. 4830 passed by a vote of 422 to 0.
Voted against border fence in 2006
Rep. Hoyer voted against H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act of 2006. H.R. 6061: requires the Department of Homeland Security to construct 700 miles of reinforced fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border; provides for the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors in five specified lengths (encompassing approximately 700 miles) along the United States’ southwestern border; requires DHS to study the necessity, feasibility, and economic impact of constructing a similar barrier along the U.S.-Canada border; enhances border infrastructure, including checkpoints, roads, and vehicle barriers; and requires DHS to achieve and maintain “operational control” of our borders within 18 months of enactment and require reports on the progress toward this goal. H.R. 6061 passed by a vote of 283-138-1 (1 denotes a vote of “present.”)
Voted for sanctuary policies for illegal aliens in 2006
Rep. Hoyer voted against the King Amendment to H.R. 5441, the fiscal year 2007 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill. The amendment would deny federal homeland security funding to state and local governments who refuse to share information with Federal immigration authorities. The King Amendment would be a huge incentive to rescind the policies that protect illegal aliens, criminal aliens, and, potentially, terrorists, by denying states and localities that enact them some Federal funding. Sanctuary policies bar public officials, including police officers, from asking an individual’s immigration status and from reporting illegal aliens to federal authorities. In 1996, Congress passed a law that specifically prohibits state and local governments from enacting sanctuary policies. Despite that, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, still have sanctuary policies in place. Maine is the only state with a sanctuary policy. The amendment passed by a vote of 218 to 179.
Voted against amendment to end special amnesty for certain Central Americans in 2006
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Tancredo Amendment to H.R. 5541, the fiscal year 2007 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill. The Tancredo Amendment would prohibit funds appropriated by H.R. 5441 from being used to administer the continuation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Guatemala, Honduras, or Nicaragua announced by DHS before the bill’s enactment. Temporary Protected Status provides a temporary amnesty for certain illegal aliens from designated countries. The Tancredo Amendment failed by a vote of 134-284-1 (the “1” was a “present” vote).
Voted against amendment to fund employment eligibility verification system in 2006
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Marshall Amendment to H.R. 5441, the fiscal year 2007 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill. The Marshall Amendment would increase funding for USCIS’ employment verification program by $20 million. This program , which is currently voluntary, allows employers to electronically check the eligibility of new employees to work in the United States. However, in December, 2005, the House passed H.R. 4437 which makes the program mandatory. The Marshall Amendment would fund this program. The Marshall Amendment passed by a vote of 358-63.
Voted on floor of the House against final passage of border security and enforcement bill in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted againstH.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. H.R. 4437, as amended and passed, includes major improvements in interior enforcement and border security, as well as a reduction in legal immigration numbers. Among its most significant provisions are: a requirement that all businesses must use an electronic system to check if all new hires have the legal right to work in the country; additional security fencing along the Mexican border; a mandate that the federal government cooperate with local authorities in picking up all illegal aliens they detain; and elimination of the visa lottery program that each year awards 50,000 green cards to randomly selected winners. H.R. 4437 passed by a vote of 239 to 182.
Voted on the floor of the House against amendment to require implementation of entry-exit system in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Sullivan Amendment to H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The Sullivan Amendment requires full implementation of the automated entry-exit system that was instituted by Congress in 1996. As well, it requires the removal of unlawfully present aliens unless they fear persecution at home or are seeking asylum. It also reinforces the important role of state and local law enforcement in the fight against illegal immigration. The Sullivan Amendment failed by a vote of 163 to 251.
Voted on House floor against amendment to clarify local law enforcement’s authority to enforce immigration laws in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Norwood Amendment to H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The Norwood amendment clarifies the existing authority of State and local law enforcement personnel to assist in the apprehension and detention of illegal aliens. As well, it requires DHS to: (a) provide training assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies; (b) reimburse state and local entities aiding in immigration enforcement; (c) continue the Institutional Removal Program (IRP), which guarantees that dangerous or criminal aliens who have been incarcerated, are removed and not released into the community; and, (d) expand the IRP to all states and, in so doing, authorizes state and local law enforcement to detain illegal aliens for up to 14 days. Further, it authorizes $1 billion for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program grants and prohibits state and local law enforcement who fail to aid or cooperate with federal government enforcement from being reimbursed for alien incarceration costs. This amendment would not only help deter future illegal immigration, but gradually begin to reduce the current 10-12 million illegal alien population in the United States. The amendment passed by a vote of 237 to 180.
Voted on House floor against amendment to increase security with border fence in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Hunter Amendment to H.R. 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The Hunter Amendment would shore up security by building fences and other physical infrastructure to keep out illegal aliens. Specifically, it mandates the construction of specific security fencing, including lights and cameras, along the Southwest border for the purposes of gaining operational control of the border. As well, it includes a requirement for the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study on the use of physical barriers along the Northern border. The Hunter Amendment passed by a vote of 260-159.
Voted in favor of sanctuary policies for illegal aliens in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against H. Amdt. 288 to H.R. 2862, the the Science, Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations, 2006 Act. The amendment, offered by Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) would deny federal funding to states and cities that are in violation of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. This is the provision that specifically prohibits state and local governments from enacting sanctuary policies that bar public officials, including police officers, from asking an individual’s immigration status to determine eligibility for public services and from reporting illegal aliens to federal authorities. Despite that, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, still have sanctuary policies in place. Maine is the only state with a sanctuary policy. The Tancredo Amendment would have created an incentive for states and cities to follow federal law prohibiting policies that protect illegal aliens, criminal aliens, and, potentially, terrorists. The amendment failed by a vote of 204 to 222.
Voted in favor of sanctuary policies for illegal aliens in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against an amendment (H. Admt. 138) to H.R. 2360, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006. The amendment would deny federal homeland security funding to states and local governments who refuse to share information with Federal immigration authorities. The amendment, offered by Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), would have created a huge incentive to rescind the policies that protect illegal aliens, criminal aliens, and, potentially, terrorists, by denying them some Federal funding. Sanctuary policies bar public officials, including police officers, from asking an individual’s immigration status to determine eligibility for public services and from reporting illegal aliens to federal authorities. In 1996, Congress passed a law that specifically prohibits state and local governments from enacting sanctuary policies. Despite that, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, still have sanctuary policies in place. Maine is the only state with a sanctuary policy. The amendment failed by a vote of 165 to 285.
Voted in favor of amendment to fund program to deny driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Obey amendment (H. Amdt. 144) to H.R. 2360, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The Obey amendment provided $100 million to fund grants under the REAL ID Act to assist States in conforming with minimum drivers’ license standards. The Obey amendment passed by a vote of 226-198.
Voted against amendment to increase interior enforcement in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Norwood Amendment, to H.R. 1817, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Norwood (R-GA), clarifies the existing authority of State and local law enforcement personnel to assist in the apprehension and detention of illegal aliens. This amendment would not only help deter future illegal immigration, but gradually begin to reduce the current 10-12 million illegal alien population in the United States. The amendment passed by a vote of 242 to 185.
Voted against authorizing the use of the military to assist in border control functions in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the H. Amdt. 206 to H.R. 1815. The amendment authorizes the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the military, under certain circumstances, to assist the Bureau of Border Security and U.S. Customs Service of the Department of Homeland Security on preventing the entry of terrorists, drug traffickers, and illegal aliens into the United States The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Goode of Virginia, passed the House by a vote of 245-184.
Voted against bill to bar drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted on the floor of the House against H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act. This legislation would set federal standards for the issuance of drivers’ licenses and require proof of “legal presence” in order to obtain a driver’s license. This would make illegal aliens ineligible for drivers’ licenses. As well, H.R. 418 would tie the driver’s license expiration date of a temporary visa holder to the expiration date of their visa so that those who enter the country legally as visa holders, but become illegal aliens by overstaying their visas will not have a valid driver’s license after the date of the expiration of their visa. In addition, H.R. 418 includes provisions to broaden the terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and deportability of aliens, and to complete construction of the San Diego border fence. H.R. 418 would deter illegal immigration by making it more difficult for illegal aliens to enter and to remain in the United States. It also would reduce significantly the risk that terrorists will be able to game our asylum system or avoid removal because of loopholes in our immigration laws. H.R. 418 was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 261-161.
Voted in favor of amendment to strip asylum reforms from H.R. 418 in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Nadler Amendment to H.R. 418. The Nadler Amendment was an amendment to strike Section 101 of H.R. 418. Section 101 of H.R. 418 is the section includes reforms of our asylum laws to prevent terrorists from gaming our asylum system. Specifically, it includes provisions to ensure that our asylum system is consistent with our justice system in which the trier of fact is always allowed to use the credibility of the defendant and witnesses in deciding the case. Requiring an asylum claimant to bear the burden of proof is consistent both with our justice system and with international law, which says we must grant asylum to an alien who has been persecuted or has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion (the five grounds agreed upon in the Geneva Convention). The Nadler Amendment failed by a vote of 185-236.
Voted against the Rule that incorporated the Manager’s Amendment to strengthen some of the key immigration reforms of H.R. 418 in 2005
Rep. Hoyer voted against the rule that incorporated the Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 418 (H. Res. 75). H.R. 418 was brought to the House floor for consideration under a rule that incorporated an amendment by the bill’s sponsor, Chairman Sensenbrenner. Because the rule included the amendment, a vote for the rule did two things: 1) like any rule for consideration, it established the time limits for debate of the bill and permitted the debate to begin; and 2) it added the text of the Manager’s Amendment to the original bill. The Manager’s Amendment included the following changes to strengthen the provisions of H.R. 418: requires immigration judges to determine an alien’s credibility before granting relief or protection from removal; limits deportable aliens’ ability to stall their deportation by filing endless appeals in court; and strikes both the section of the bill that explicitly recognizes states’ ability to issue “driving certificates” that do not comply with the standards, and the provision that permits the Department of Homeland Security to regulate such alternative licenses. The Manager’s Amendment also included a provision to eliminate the cap of 10,000 per year on the number of asylees who may apply for adjustment to permanent resident status after residing in the U.S. for at least one year following the grant of asylum. However the rest of the provisions of the Manager’s Amendment more than make up for this provision, since asylees already are virtually assured permanent resident status eventually. The Manager’s Amendment passed by a vote of 228-198.
Voted against amendment to H.R. 10 to complete border fence in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Ose Amendment to H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. The Ose Amendment would have ensured completion of the last 14 miles of the San Diego border fence. This would serve as a physical barrier to additional illegal immigration. While the border fence will segment the habitat of a few species and cause localized habitat destruction in the immediate construction zone, it will reduce the widespread destruction of habitat for all species that is caused by large numbers of illegal aliens trampling through pristine areas, leaving huge quantities of trash and human waste, and building campfires that too often turn into devastating wildfires. The Ose Amendment passed by a vote of 252-160.
Voted against amendment to H.R. 10 to increase deportation of alien terrorists in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Green Amendment to H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. The Green Amendment would have made all terrorist-related grounds of inadmissibility, grounds of deportability, as well. This would have strengthened immigration law with regard to the deportability of alien terrorists. The Green Amendment passed by a vote of 283-132.
Voted in favor of amendment to H.R. 10 to prevent illegal aliens from entering the country in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Souder Amendment to H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. The Souder Amendment would have given all security screening personnel access to law enforcement and intelligence information maintained by DHS. The Souder Amendment would have helped security screeners identify and stop illegal aliens. The Souder Amendment passed by a vote of 410-0.
Voted in favor of amendment to strip provision to make it harder for terrorists to get asylum in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Smith Amendment to strip from H.R. 10 the asylum provision that reaffirmed that the burden of proof is on the asylum claimant, and that the adjudicator may require corroborating evidence “where it is reasonable to expect such evidence.” This would have made it harder for terrorists to receive asylum in the U.S. by no longer allowing them to claim that the tenets of a terrorist organization are a “political opinion” for which their home government would persecute them if they are denied asylum. The Smith Amendment failed by a vote of 197-219.
Voted in favor of amendment to strip expedited removal for illegal aliens from H.R. 10 in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Smith Amendment to H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. The Smith Amendment would have stripped the expanded expedited removal provision from H.R. 10 that requires DHS to utilize expedited removal in the case of all aliens who have entered the U.S. illegally and have not been present in the U.S. for 5 years. This is the provision that had the potential to dramatically increase deportations of illegal aliens by eliminating the appeals process. Somewhere around 2.5 million illegal aliens could be subject to the expedited removal provision. The Smith Amendment failed by a vote of 203-210.
Voted for legislation with significant illegal immigration reduction provisions in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. H.R. 10 represented the primary legislative response in the House of Representatives to the recommendations of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission). The 9-11 Commission made several recommendations with regard to immigration that, in the Commission’s opinion, would increase security and help prevent a future attack. Many of the Commission’s immigration recommendations were included in H.R. 10 such as provisions to: prohibit driver’s licenses to illegal aliens; expedite removal of illegal aliens; increase Border Patrol and ICE agents; and prevent Federal agencies from accepting or recognizing consular ID as valid proof of identity. H.R. 10 passed by a vote of 282-134.
Voted in favor of a Motion to Recommit with Instructions to strip significant illegal immigration reduction provisions from H.R. 10 in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of a Motion to Recommit with Instructions on H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. H.R. 10 represented the primary legislative response in the House of Representatives to the recommendations of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission). The 9-11 Commission made several recommendations with regard to immigration that, in the Commission’s opinion, would increase security and help prevent a future attack. Many of the Commission’s immigration recommendations were included in H.R. 10 such as provisions to: prohibit driver’s licenses to illegal aliens; expedite removal of illegal aliens; increase Border Patrol and ICE agents; and prevent Federal agencies from accepting or recognizing consular ID as valid proof of identity. The Motion to Recommit, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), would have effectively stripped ALL of the immigration provisions from H.R. 10, thus removing all of the measures that were based upon the immigration-related recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. The Motion to Recommit failed by a vote of 193-223.
Voted for Motion to Instruct Conferees to strip key illegal immigration reduction provisions from bill in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of a Motion to Instruct Conferees on S. 2845, the National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004. S. 2845 represented the primary legislative response in the Senate to the recommendations of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission), however, it contained NO effective immigration provisions. Alternatively, H.R. 10 represented the primary legislative response in the House of Representatives to the 9-11 Commission. It contained provisions to prohibit driver’s licenses to illegal aliens; expedite removal of illegal aliens; increase Border Patrol and ICE agents; and prevent Federal agencies from accepting or recognizing consular ID as valid proof of identity. The Motion to Instruct Conferees on S. 2845 encouraged the Conferees to strip the expedited removal, asylum, and secure ID provisions of H.R. 10 from the final bill. The Motion to Instruct Conferees failed by a vote of 169-229.
Voted in favor of amendment to strip significant illegal immigration reduction provisions from H.R. 10 in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Menendez Amendment to H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. H.R. 10 represented the primary legislative response in the House of Representatives to the recommendations of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission). The 9-11 Commission made several recommendations with regard to immigration that, in the Commission’s opinion, would increase security and help prevent a future attack. Many of the Commission’s immigration recommendations were included in H.R. 10 such as provisions to: prohibit driver’s licenses to illegal aliens; expedite removal of illegal aliens; increase Border Patrol and ICE agents; and prevent Federal agencies from accepting or recognizing consular ID as valid proof of identity. The Menendez Amendment would have stripped ALL of the immigration provisions from H.R. 10, thus removing all of the measures that were based upon the immigration-related recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. The Menendez Amendment failed by a vote of 203-213.
Voted against secure IDs in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted in favor of the Oxley Amendment (H. AMDT 754) to strip the Culberson Amendment from H.R. 5025, the Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill. The Culberson amendment would have prohibited the Treasury Department from using any of the funding in the bill to publish, disseminate, authorize or enforce regulations that permit or allow financial institutions to accept the Mexican matricula consular ID card. The Culberson amendment was intended to send a clear message to the Treasury Department and to financial institutions that Mexican matricula consular ID card is neither a secure nor acceptable forms of ID. While it would not have actually required Treasury to change the current regulations which permit financial institutions to accept consular ID cards (rules governing amendments to appropriations bills would not permit such a requirement), it would have made those regulations unenforceable, which is a strong incentive for Treasury to change them. Rep. Oxley offered an amendment to strip the Culberson Amendment from the bill. The Oxley Amendment passed by a vote of 222-177.
Voted in favor of rewarding illegal aliens from Mexico with Social Security benefits in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Hayworth Amendment (H. AMDT 745) to H.R. 5006, the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations bill. The amendment would have prohibited any funding in the bill from being used to pay Social Security Administration (SSA) employees to administer any benefits that would not be payable but for a totalization agreement with Mexico. The effect of this would be to prevent the U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement from taking effect — at least during FY 2005 — since SSA employees could not be paid for any work they do to determine or pay benefits under the agreement. The U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement would allow both legal AND illegal aliens working in the United States to qualify for Social Security benefits. The amendment failed by a vote of 178-225.
Voted in committee to against secure-ID amendment in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted IN FAVOR OF the Pastor Amendment to strip the Culberson Amendment from the Treasury/Transportation Appropriations bill. The Culberson Amendment, introduced by Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), would have essentially prohibited the use of Mexican matricula consular ID cards for banking services in the U.S. It would have prohibited the Treasury Department from using any of the funding in the bill to “publish, disseminate, authorize or enforce regulations that permit or allow financial institutions” to accept Mexican matricula consular ID cards. The amendment was intended to send a clear message to the Treasury Department and to financial institutions that consular ID cards like the Mexican matricula consular are neither secure nor acceptable forms of ID. While the Culberson Amendment did not actually require Treasury to change the current regulations which permit financial institutions to accept matricula consular ID cards (rules governing amendments to appropriations bills would not permit such a requirement), it made those regulations unenforceable, which is a strong incentive for Treasury to change them. The Pastor Amendment to strip the Culberson Amendment failed by a vote of 26-25.
Voted in favor of giving Social Security to illegal aliens in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted, as part of the Appropriations Committee, against the Goode Amendment to the Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations bill. The Goode Amendment would have prohibited Appropriations funds from being used by the Social Security Administration to implement a totalization agreement between the United States and Mexico because the proposed agreement would allow illegal aliens from Mexico to collect Social Security provided they had left the U.S. or obtained legal status. The amendment failed by a vote of 20-26, which was an impressive show of support for the amendment considering the pressure against it from sources like the White House.
Voted against enforcing federal laws against sanctuary policies
to protect illegal aliens in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted against the King Amendment (H. AMDT 655) to the Commerce, Justice, State, Appropriations Act of 2005, H.R. 4754, that would have increased funding to the Justice Department for enforcing current federal law against sanctuary policies for illegal aliens. Sanctuary policies bar public officials, including police officers, from asking an individual’s immigration status to determine eligibility for public services and from reporting illegal aliens to federal authorities. In 1996, Congress passed a law that specifically prohibits state and local governments from enacting sanctuary policies. Despite that, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, still have sanctuary policies in place. Maine is the only state with a sanctuary policy. The King Amendment would have allowed the Justice Department to more fully enforce federal law against policies that protect illegal aliens, criminal aliens, and, potentially, terrorists. The amendment failed by a vote of 139-278.
Voted in favor of sanctuary policies to protect illegal aliens in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted AGAINST an amendment (H. AMDT 583) to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2005, H.R. 4567, that would prohibit homeland security funding from going to states or cities that have violated Federal law by enacting sanctuary policies. Sanctuary policies bar public officials, including police officers, from asking an individual’s immigration status to determine eligibility for public services and from reporting illegal aliens to federal authorities. In 1996, Congress passed a law that specifically prohibits state and local governments from enacting sanctuary policies. Despite that, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, still have sanctuary policies in place. Maine is the only state with a sanctuary policy. The amendment, offered by Rep. Tom Tancredo, would have created a huge incentive to rescind the policies that protect illegal aliens, criminal aliens, and, potentially, terrorists, by denying them some Federal funding. The amendment failed by a vote of 148-259.
Voted against authorizing the use of the military to assist in border control functions in 2004
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Goode Amendment to H.R. 4200, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the military, under certain circumstances, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in the performance of border control functions. The Goode Amendment passed the House by a vote of 231-191.
Voted against extending a voluntary workplace verification pilot program in 2003
Rep. Hoyer voted against H.R. 2359, the Basic Pilot Extension Act of 2003. H.R. 2359 would extend for five years the voluntary workplace employment eligibility authorization pilot programs created in 1996. This program is an important component of preventing illegal aliens from taking jobs from those who have the legal right to work in this country. H.R. 2359 passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 18 to 8 before being brought up on the suspension calendar. Because it was brought up on the suspension calendar, no amendments were allowed to be offered to the bill and the bill needed a two-thirds majority in order to pass. Thus, even though a majority of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 2359 (231-170), it failed because a two-thirds majority did not vote in favor of it. However, the Basic Pilot Extension Act eventually passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent as S. 1685. Then, the House passed by voice vote S. 1685 and it was signed by the President, becoming Public Law No. 108-156.
Voted against an amendment to fight foreign IDs for illegal aliens in 2003
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Hostettler Amendment to H.R. 1950, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act. The Hostettler Amendment would have put some major restrictions on consular-issued ID cards that are frequently issued to illegal aliens by foreign governments. These cards make it easier for illegal aliens to gain government services and to otherwise profit from their illegal activity. The Hostettler Amendment passed by a vote of 226-198.
Voted against using the military to assist in border control functions in 2003
Rep. Hoyer voted AGAINST the Goode Amendment to H.R. 1588, to authorize members of the military, under certain circumstances, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in the performance of border control functions. The Goode Amendment passed the House by a vote of 250-179.
Cosponsored bill to reward illegal aliens with in-state tuition rates and amnesty in 2003-2004
Rep. Hoyer cosponsored of H.R. 1684, the Student Adjustment Act of 2003. H.R. 1684 would have granted in-state tuition and amnesty to illegal aliens under the age of 21 who had been physically present in the country for five years and were in 7th grade or above. Such a reward for illegal immigration serves as an incentive for more illegal immigration.
Voted against authorizing the use of the military to assist in border control efforts in 2002
Rep. Hoyer voted against H. Amdt. 479 to H.R. 4546, the Department of Defense Authorization bill. The amendment authorized the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the military, under certain circumstances, to assist the Bureau of Border Security and U.S. Customs Service of the Department of Homeland Security on preventing the entry of terrorists, drug traffickers, and illegal aliens into the United States The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Goode of Virginia, passed the House by a vote of 232-183.
Voted in committee in 2002 to help illegal aliens
by preventing local law enforcement officials from enforcing INS laws
Rep. Hoyer voted as part of the House Appropriations Committee for the Serrano Amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill. His vote was a vote in favor of lax enforcement of immigration laws that has contributed to the current illegal alien population of some 8-9 million. The Serrano Amendment would have prohibited local or state law enforcement officials from enforcing certain immigration laws (also known as implementation of Section 133). The Serrano Amendment failed by a vote of 23 to 33.
Voted in committee to reward illegal aliens with the Section 245(i) amnesty in 2002
Rep. Hoyer voted as part of the House Appropriations Committee for the Farr Amendment to H.R. 4775, a supplemental appropriations bill. The Farr Amendment would have re-instated the Section 245(i) amnesty for four months. Section 245(i) grants an amnesty from the usual penalties for having broken immigration laws, which illegal aliens admit to doing in order to apply for Section 245(i). And current INS policy allows all illegal aliens who apply under Section 245(i) to remain in the U.S. during the years before a green card will actually become available. In addition, Section 245(i) removes the all-important security step of our embassies conducting background checks on potential immigrants in their home countries. Rep. Hoyer’s vote was a vote to accelerate the congestion and sprawl of American life by enticing millions more illegal aliens to move here. The Farr Amendment failed by a vote of 27-32
Voted FOR Section 245(i), a form of amnesty
for illegal aliens in 2002
Rep. Hoyer voted FOR H RES 365, which was brought up and passed in a new form in March of 2002. The vote in favor of the bill was a vote in favor of rewarding illegal aliens via a four-month reinstatement of Section 245(i). That is an expired immigration provision that allows illegal aliens with qualified relatives or employers in the U.S. to pay a $1,000 fine, to apply for a green card in this country, and to be allowed to stay in this country without fear of deportation until their turn arrives for a green card years, and even decades, later. The illegal aliens also would not have to go through the usual security screening in U.S. embassies in their home countries. The lowest estimate from supporters of the bill was that some 200,000 illegal aliens would benefit. H RES 365 included language that would implement some important visa-tracking regulations helpful to discouraging illegal immigration. But all of those provisions had already been passed previously in H.R. 3525, making the assistance to illegal aliens the sole purpose of the bill.

Rep. Hoyer was one of 275 Representatives who voted in favor of the 245(i) amnesty. The bill narrowly passed by a vote of 275 to 137 (a two-thirds majority was needed in order to pass).

Voted in favor of a four-month extension of Section 245(i) in 2001
Rep. Hoyer voted on the floor of the House IN FAVOR OF a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1885, a four-month extension of Section 245(i), which is a de facto amnesty in that current federal policy did not deport illegal aliens once they applied for Section 245(i) and allowed them to remain in the U.S. for years until they were allowed to become official immigrants. The vote on the four-month extension represented a compromise of the White House push for a longer extension. Even though the four month extension was better than a year-long or permanent extension, it still would have resulted in at least 200,000 more people being added to the country through illegal immigration. Rep. Hoyer was part of a 336-43 majority voting in favor of the four-month extension of Section 245(i). It did not become law, though.
Voted AGAINST authorizing troops on the border in 2001.
Rep. Hoyer voted not to enforce the border by voting AGAINST the Traficant amendment to HR 2586. This amendment authorized the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, to request that members of the Armed Forces assist the INS with border control duties. The Traficant amendment passed by a vote of 242 to 173, but this measure was never considered by the Senate.
Signed letter to President Clinton supporting an amnesty in 2000.
Rep. Hoyer, along with 151 other House Democrats, signed a letter to President Clinton saying he would sustain a veto of an end-of-session appropriations bill if it did not include an amnesty. This was an action in support of Rep. Conyer’s amnesty act, H.R.4966, that would have granted amnesty to some 3.4 million aliens from Central America and Haiti. This would have been the largest amnesty in the history of the country — larger than even the 1986 IRCA Amnesty.
Voted in 2000 against authorizing troops on the border.
Rep. Hoyer voted AGAINST enforcing the border by opposing the Traficant amendment to H.R.4205. This amendment authorizes the Secretary of Defense to assign, under certain circumstances, members of the Armed Forces to assist the INS with border control duties. The Traficant amendment passed by a vote of 243 to 183, but the Clinton Administration never chose to exercise this power.
Voted against authorizing the use of troops on the border in 1999
Rep. Hoyer voted against the Trafficant Amendment to H.R. 1401. This amendment authorized the Secretary of Defense, under certain circumstances, to assign members of the Armed Forces to assist the Border Patrol and Customs Service only in drug interdiction and counter terrorism activities along our borders. The Traficant amendment passed by a vote of 242 to 181.
Voted AGAINST killing pro-illegal-alien
Section 245(i) program in 1997
Given the chance to vote against a notorious pro-illegal immigration program called Section 245(i), Rep. Hoyer declined. The Section 245(i) program dealt with certain illegal aliens who were on lists that could qualify them eventually for legal residency. It provided them a loophole in which they could pay a fee and avoid a 1996 law’s provision that punishes illegal aliens by barring them for 10 years from entering the U.S. on a legal visa as a student, tourist, worker or immigrant. The controversial experimental program was supposed to “sunset” late in 1997 and be automatically taken off the books. But the Senate voted to permanently continue the pro-illegal immigration program by attaching it to an appropriations bill. House leaders, though, refused to include the program in the House appropriations bill. That meant the issue would be decided in a joint Senate/House Conference Committee. Representatives wanting to make sure that House Conferees fought the Senate stance, brought a “Motion to Instruct” to the floor. The motion — if passed — would make it clear that the House wanted the Conferees to kill the Section 245(i) program. Immigration lawyers lobbied the House vigorously to keep what to them was a lucrative program. Rep. Hoyer was part of a 268 to 153 House majority that refused to “instruct” the Conferees to kill the program. Despite the vote, House Conferees worked hard to kill the program and succeeded.
Voted to crack down on
illegal immigration in 1996
Rep. Hoyer was part of a 333-87 majority which passed H.R.2202. It was a large omnibus bill with dozens of provisions aimed at reducing illegal immigration. It authorized major increases in the border patrol forces. But it also had many provisions aimed at making life more miserable for illegal aliens who manage to get into the country, half of whom arrive with legal visas but then illegally overstay. Until passage of the bill, a person could be apprehended as an illegal alien, be deported and then turn around and come back to the U.S. on a legal student, tourist, worker or relative visa. After the bill, an illegal alien was barred from any kind of legal entry for 10 years.
Opposed mandatory workplace verification programs in 1996
Rep. Hoyer voted AGAINST the Gallegly Amendment to H.R.2202. That amendment would have made pilot workplace verification programs (see above) mandatory in five of the top seven immigration states. The amendment failed 86-331 under complaints that businesses and states should have more choice in whether to participate in programs to keep illegal aliens from taking jobs.
Protected voluntary pilot programs
for workplace verification in 1996
Rep. Hoyer voted AGAINST the Chabot Amendment to H.R.2202. His vote was one in favor of setting up voluntary pilot programs in high-immigration states that would assist employers in verifying whether people they had just hired had the legal right to work in this country. Such verification is considered by many experts to be an essential tool for withdrawing the job magnet from illegal aliens. The verification system established by H.R.2202 did not involve an ID card. Rather it provided that when new workers wrote down their Social Security number on an application, employers could phone into a national verification system to help assure that the number was a real number and belonged to the person giving it. In earlier smaller pilot programs, businesses had hailed the verification system for making it easier for them to avoid hiring illegal aliens. But a coalition of conservative pro-business Members and of liberal civil libertarians tried to kill the verification program as too intrusive into the private rights of businesses and workers. Opposing that coalition, Rep. Hoyer was part of a 260-159 majority that preserved the voluntary pilot programs.
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CHAIN MIGRATION

  • 2009: Cosponsor Gingrey end chain migration bill
  • 2007: Senate june28 cloture vote on S. 1639, end debate
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Menedez amdt to S. 1348, cahnge backlog date
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Clinton Amdt to S. 1348, expand chain migration
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Akaka amdt to S. 1348, chain migration for children of Filipino vets
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1639, 2nd round guestworker-amnesty begin debate
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: s671, filipino veterans chain migration
  • 2007: HR 1287, Filipino veterans children
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 938, Gingrey end chain migration
  • 2007: co-sponsor S. 703 Kohl, expand chain migration
  • 2007: Senate 9 pm cloture vote on S. 1348
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on cloture on Hagel-Martinez compromise (SA 3424)
  • 2006: Senate floor final vote on S. 2611, imm increase bill
  • 2006: Senate cloture vote on S. 2611
  • 2006: Sen. Judiciary Comm vote on Specter amnesty-guestworker proposal
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2611, Hagel-Martinez compromise amnesty
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2454, Frist guestworker, increase legal imm
  • 2006: Cosponsor HR 6283, Gingrey end chain migration
  • 2006: Cosponsor HR 4317, TRIM Act reduce legal imm based on illegal levels
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1919 Hagel amnesty bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1033 McCain-Kennedy amnesty guestworker
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 3402, DOJ Autho with VAWA Title IX
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2330, Kolbe-Flake-Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2092, JacksonLee overall increases
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 1912, Graves imm workload reduction act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 688, Barrett SAFER Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3938, Hayworth Enforcment First bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3700, Tancredo RIGHT Act
  • 2005: Congressional Imm Reform Caucus membership C109
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2381, Kennedy amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2010, Hagel\Daschle guestworker-amnesty
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4262, Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker
  • 2003: House Judiciary vote on King amend to HR 1954
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 946, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3522, Barrett SAFER 2 Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 3271, Gephardt amnesty bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 1954, Armed Forces Naturalization Act increase chain migration
  • 2003: Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus membership
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 5103 – Gekas end chain and lottery
  • 2002: Cosponsor Gephardt amnesty (H.R. 5600)
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 2712, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 2000 Feinstein Amend S.2045-change allocation of funds
  • 1999 co-spons Stump compre cuts (HR41)
  • 1997 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR347)
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996: Feinstein amend to S 1664, final floor vote
  • 1996 split Simpson bill: comm (S1664)
  • 1996 Simpson stop chain migration (A-S1664)
  • 1996 Chrysler-Berman kills legal reform (A-HR2202)
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1995 co-spons Shelby compre. cuts (S160)
  • 1995 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR373)
  • 1995 co-spon Archer overall cuts (HR2162)
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1994 co-spon Shelby compre. cuts (S2448)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)
  • 1990 Smith Cap: House Amendment (A-HR4300)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Senate Final (S358)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Hs. Final (HR4300)

VISA LOTTERY

  • 2009: H.R. 2306 – Cosponsor SAFE Act – Visa lottery elimination
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Bingamen amdt to S. 1348 to emove the requirement that Y-1 nonimmigrant visa holders leave the United States before they are able to renew their visa
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1430 Goodlatte End Visa lottery
  • 2007-2008: Gregg steal from visa lottery for high-tech bill pt2
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2368, Nelson border security bill
  • 2005: H floor vote on Goodlatte and to HR 4437, Goodlatte end lottery
  • 2005: H floor vote on final passage HR 4437 border security bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2092, JacksonLee overall increases
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 1912, Graves imm workload reduction act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 1219 Goodlatte kill visa lottery
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 688, Barrett SAFER Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3938, Hayworth Enforcment First bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3700, Tancredo RIGHT Act
  • 2005: Congressional Imm Reform Caucus membership C109
  • 2004: House Judiciary Vote on HR 775,end visa lottery
  • 2004: House ImmSubComm vote on HR 775, end visa lottery
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 3918, Jackson-Lee increase immigration bill
  • 2004 Cosponsor HR 4885, Rep. Jackson-Lee increase immigration bill
  • 2003:Cosponsor HR 775, Goodlatte end visa lottery
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 946, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3522, Barrett SAFER 2 Act
  • 2003: Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus membership
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 5103 – Gekas end chain and lottery
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 2712, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 1999 co-spons Stump compre cuts (HR41)
  • 1997 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR347)
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996: Feinstein amend to S 1664, final floor vote
  • 1996 split Simpson bill: comm (S1664)
  • 1996 Simpson stop chain migration (A-S1664)
  • 1996 Chrysler-Berman kills legal reform (A-HR2202)
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1995 co-spons Shelby compre. cuts (S160)
  • 1995 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR373)
  • 1995 co-spon Archer overall cuts (HR2162)
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1994 co-spon Shelby compre. cuts (S2448)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)
  • 1990 Smith Cap: House Amendment (A-HR4300)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Senate Final (S358)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Hs. Final (HR4300)

FOREIGN WORKERS

  • 2009: Save our Small Business Act of 2009
  • 2008: Mikulski H-2B Amendment to Iraq Supp. (hr 2642)
  • 2007:Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007
  • 2007: Senate june28 cloture vote on S. 1639, end debate
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Sanders amdt to S. 1348, increase H-1B fees
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Durbin amdt to S. 1348, must seek US workers first
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Dorgan amdt to S. 1348, sunset guestworker program
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Dorgan amdt to S. 1348, strike guestworker
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Dorgan amdt to S. 1348 SECOND attempt sunset guestworker provisions in 5 years
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Bingamen amdt to S. 1348, cut guestworkers in half
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1639, 2nd round guestworker-amnesty begin debate
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: S.CON.RES.11 free trade agreement worker protections
  • 2007: High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007
  • 2007: Defend the American Dream Act
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 1083, SKIL Act H-1B increase
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 1035 Durbin H-1B and L-1 visa abuse prevention
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1930, SKIL Act
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1645 STRIVE Act, Gutierrez guestworker-amnesty
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1358, Shadegg nursing relief act
  • 2007: Copsponsor H.R. 1792, Goodlatte revise H-2A program
  • 2007: Senate 9 pm cloture vote on S. 1348
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1758 Wu increase H-1B
  • 2007-2008: Skilled Worker Immigration and Fairness Act
  • 2007-2008: Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007
  • 2007-2008: H-1B Visa Program Modernization Act of 2007
  • 2007-2008: Gregg steal from visa lottery for high-tech bill
  • 2006: Senate floor vote to table Kyl amdt to S. 2611 no permanent status for guestworkers
  • 2006: Senate floor vote to table Doran amdt to S 2611, strip guestworkers
  • 2006: Senate floor vote to table Bingaman amdt to S. 2611, cap guestworkers
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Kennedy remove worker protections amdt to S. 2611
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Dorgan amdt to S. 2611 cap H-2C at 5 years
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Cornyn worker protections amdt to S. 2611
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Cornyn (for Isakson) amdt to S. 2611 delay guestworker amnesty
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on cloture on Hagel-Martinez compromise (SA 3424)
  • 2006: Senate floor final vote on S. 2611, imm increase bill
  • 2006: Senate cloture vote on S. 2611
  • 2006: Sen. Judiciary Comm vote on Specter amnesty-guestworker proposal
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2691, SKIL Act to increase H-1Bs
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2611, Hagel-Martinez compromise amnesty
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2454, Frist guestworker, increase legal imm
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2284, Mikulski H-2B extension act
  • 2006: Cosponsor HR 5744, SKIL Act to increase H-1B
  • 2006: Cosponsor HR 4317, TRIM Act reduce legal imm based on illegal levels
  • 2006: Cosponsor H.R. 4740, Bass H-2b cap extension
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Hutchison amdt to S. 2611 re SAFE visa
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Bingamen amdt to S. 2611 capy employemnt visas
  • 2005: Senate floor vote on Mikulski H-2B increase amdt to Iraq supplemental
  • 2005: Senate floor vote on Byrd amdt to strip 350,000 increase
  • 2005: Senate final floor vote on CAFTA
  • 2005: S. Judic Comm vote on Sessions substitute amdt to raise L-1 fees by 1,500
  • 2005: S. Judic Comm vote on Hatch substitute amdt of House bill to increase imm fees by 5 percent
  • 2005: S. Judic Comm vote on Feinstein amdt cut H-1B visas in half
  • 2005: House floor vote on Tancredo amdt to SJCC approps, no imm provisions in FTAs
  • 2005: House floor final vote on CAFTA
  • 2005: DUP Cosponsor HR 3938, BAD worker provisions of Hayworth bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1918, Hagel H-2b bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1033 McCain-Kennedy amnesty guestworker
  • 2005: Cosponsor S Con Res 12, Feingold trade agreements no imm
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2330, Kolbe-Flake-Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 688, Barrett SAFER Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3700, Tancredo RIGHT Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3381 DeLauro L-1 reform
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3322, H-1B and L-1 reform
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 1325, Tancredo eliminate H-1B
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.Con.Res.295 no imm provisions in FTAs
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2616, Coleman H-2B increase
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2381, Kennedy amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2010, Hagel\Daschle guestworker-amnesty
  • 2004: Cosponsor S 2258 Hatch H-2B increase bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor S 2252 Kennedy H-2B increase bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 5413, Pascrell H-1B worker protection bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4262, Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4166, Smith H-1B increase bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4052 Delahunt H-2B increase bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4041, Goodlatte H-2B increase bill
  • 2003: Senate final floor vote on implementation of H.R. 2739, Singapore FTA
  • 2003: Senate final floor vote on H.R. 2738, Chile Free Trade Agreement
  • 2003: S. Judiciary Comm vote on S1417 + S 1416, Chile and Singapore Free Trade agreements
  • 2003: House floor final vote on H.R. 2739, Singapore Free Trade Agreement
  • 2003: House final vote on HR 2738, Chile Free Trade Agreement
  • 2003: Cosponsor S. Res. 211, Sessions res against Chile/Singapore FTAs
  • 2003: Cosponsor S. 1452, Dodd L-1, H-1B reform bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1461, McCain amnesty-guestworker
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1387, Cornyn guestworker\amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 946, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3522, Barrett SAFER 2 Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 2702, DeLauro L-1 visa reform bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 2849, Johnson L-1, H-1B reform bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 2688, Tancredo abolish H-1B bill
  • 2003-Cosponsor H.R. 2899, Kolbe\Flake guestworker-amnesty
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 5103 – Gekas end chain and lottery
  • 2001: Imm Reform Caucus stmt against amensty – SIGNERS
  • 2001: Cosponsor Tancredo H-1B reduction bill
  • 2001: cosponsor S 1161, Craig ag guestworker bill
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR3077, House version of Bond’s visa act
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 2712, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 2001: Co-sponsor S 1518 Bond visa reforms
  • 2000: Smith Amend require 98 wker protect in effect (A-H.R.4227)
  • 2000: H-1B Waters amend- require minority recruitment(A-H.R.4227)
  • 2000: H-1B increase, S.2045 cosponsors
  • 2000 H-1B increase: final comm vote (H.R.4227)
  • 2000 H-1B increase: comm: Kennedy wker protec (A-S2045)
  • 2000 H-1B increase, final Senate vote on S.2045
  • 2000 H-1B increase (final committee S.2045)
  • 1999 co-spons Stump compre cuts (HR41)
  • 1998 Watt wker protections in H1B (A-HR3736)
  • 1998 Table A. to stop H1B displacement (S1723)
  • 1998 Table A. recruit before H1B (S1723)
  • 1998 strike wker H1B protect: comm. (A-HR3736)
  • 1998 reduce H1B post-3 yrs.: comm (S1723)
  • 1998 H1B no displace: comm. (S1723)
  • 1998 H1B increase: Senate committee (S1723)
  • 1998 H1B increase: House (HR3736)
  • 1998 H1B expansion: Senate floor (S1723)
  • 1997 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR347)
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996 split Simpson bill: comm (S1664)
  • 1996 Pombo ag workers-House (A-HR2202)
  • 1996 Chrysler-Berman kills legal reform (A-HR2202)
  • 1996 Burr amendment. Guest nurses (A-HR2202)
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1995 co-spons Shelby compre. cuts (S160)
  • 1995 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR373)
  • 1995 co-spon Archer overall cuts (HR2162)
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1994 co-spon Shelby compre. cuts (S2448)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)
  • 1990 Smith Cap: House Amendment (A-HR4300)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Senate Final (S358)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Hs. Final (HR4300)

REFUGEE & ASYLUM

  • 2007: To adjust the immigration status of certain Liberian nationals who were provided refuge in the United States.
  • 2007: Forbes amendment to HR 2638
  • 2005: House floor final vote on Nadler Amdt to strike asylum provisions of HR 418
  • 2005: House floor final on H.R. 418, Sesenbrenner drivers license reform
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 644, Brownback special women and children visa
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 688, Barrett SAFER Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 418 Sensenbrenner ban licenses for illegals
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3700, Tancredo RIGHT Act
  • 2004: Maloney Motion to recommit on HR 10, substitute Senate version
  • 2004: Judiciary Comm vote on Conyers Substitute amdt to HR 10,eliminate imm provisions
  • 2004: House vote on Motion to instruct conferees on S. 2845, strip immigration from HR 10
  • 2004: House floor vote on Menendez admt to HR 10, strip immigration provisions
  • 2004: House floor vote on final passage H.R. 10, GOP 9-11 response bill
  • 2004: H Judiciary Comm vote on Jackson Lee strike torture convention amdt to HR 10
  • 2004: H Judiciary Comm vote on final passage of HR 10
  • 2004: H floor vote on Smith asylum amdt to HR 10
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 4011, North Korean refugee bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 10, Hastert 9/11 response bill
  • 2004 Cosponsor HR 4885, Rep. Jackson-Lee increase immigration bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 946, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3522, Barrett SAFER 2 Act
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 5103 – Gekas end chain and lottery
  • 2001: Cosponsor S. 1627, Feinstein-Kyl alien tracking and id
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 3229, House ver. S. 1627, Feinstein-Kyl visa tracking
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 2712, Tancredo moratorium bill
  • 1999 co-spons Stump compre cuts (HR41)
  • 1997 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR347)
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996 split Simpson bill: comm (S1664)
  • 1996 Chrysler-Berman kills legal reform (A-HR2202)
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1995 co-spons Shelby compre. cuts (S160)
  • 1995 co-spon Stump moratorium (HR373)
  • 1995 co-spon Archer overall cuts (HR2162)
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1994 co-spon Shelby compre. cuts (S2448)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Senate Final (S358)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Hs. Final (HR4300)

AMNESTIES

  • 2010: H. Res. 1026 Cosponsorship
  • 2009: Senate AgJOBS
  • 2009: House AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2009: DREAM Act (Senate)
  • 2009: DREAM Act (House)
  • 2008: S Judiciary Comm vote on AgJOBS amdt to Iraq Supplemental
  • 2007: Senate june28 cloture vote on S. 1639, end debate
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Vitter amdt strip amnesty from S. 1348
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Cornyn amdt to S. 1348, disincentive to amnesty
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Cornyn amdt to S. 1348 establish a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1639, 2nd round guestworker-amnesty begin debate
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: Senate CLOTURE floor vote on S. 2205 DREAM Act
  • 2007: HR 1275: American Dream Act
  • 2007: House Imm Reform Caucus Membership C110
  • 2007: Haitian Protection Act of 2007
  • 2007: DREAM Act, Glimor Version
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 774 Durbin DREAM ACT
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 340 Feinstein AgJOBS v. 2
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 237, AgJOBS v.1
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 1225 Hagel amnesty
  • 2007: Cosponsor HRIFA Improvement Act
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 371 AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1645 STRIVE Act, Gutierrez guestworker-amnesty
  • 2007: Sign IRC No-Amnesty to Pelosi
  • 2007: Senate 9 pm cloture vote on S. 1348
  • 2007-2008: Immigrant Accountability Act of 2007
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Vitter amdt to S. 2611, strip amnesty provisions
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Feinstein orange card amdt to S. 2611
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Cornyn (for Isakson) amdt to S. 2611 delay guestworker amnesty
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on cloture on Hagel-Martinez compromise (SA 3424)
  • 2006: Senate floor final vote on S. 2611, imm increase bill
  • 2006: Senate cloture vote on S. 2611
  • 2006: Sen. Judiciary Comm vote on Specter amnesty-guestworker proposal
  • 2006: Incumbent Sens signing ABI candidate survey NO Amnesty
  • 2006: Incumbent Reps signing ABI candidate survey NO Amnesty
  • 2006: House floor vote on Tancredo no TPS extension amdt to HR 5441
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2611, Hagel-Martinez compromise amnesty
  • 2005: Senate vote on AgJOBS amdt to Emergency supplemental
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 656 Reed amnesty for Liberians
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 359, AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 297, Schumer TPS for Montserrat
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2075, Durbin DREAM ACt
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1919 Hagel amnesty bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1033 McCain-Kennedy amnesty guestworker
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 3402, DOJ Autho with VAWA Title IX
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2330, Kolbe-Flake-Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2092, JacksonLee overall increases
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 1737 expand HRIFA amnesty
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 884, Cannon AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3700, Tancredo RIGHT Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3450, TPS for Liberians
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3364 Davis Central American Amnesty
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 2933, no TPS for alien gang members
  • 2005: Congressional Imm Reform Caucus membership C109
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 251 Jackson Lee DREAM Act altnernate
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2381, Kennedy amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2010, Hagel\Daschle guestworker-amnesty
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4262, Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 3918, Jackson-Lee increase immigration bill
  • 2004 Cosponsor HR 4885, Rep. Jackson-Lee increase immigration bill
  • 2003: Senate Judiciary vote S 1545 in-state tuition for illegal aliens
  • 2003: Cosponsor S. 8, Daschle educational amnesty bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1645, Craig agricultural amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1545, DREAM Act for amnesty and in-state tuition
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1461, McCain amnesty-guestworker
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1387, Cornyn guestworker\amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3534 Tancredo BE REAL Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3142, Cannon agricultural guestworker amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 1684, Cannon Student Adj Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 1300, Davis extend NACARA amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 3271, Gephardt amnesty bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 2843, Andean amnesty
  • 2003: Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus membership
  • 2003-Cosponsor H.R. 2899, Kolbe\Flake guestworker-amnesty
  • 2002: H RES 365 245(i) extension House floor vote
  • 2002: Cosponsor S 2493, Daschle 1 yr extension of 245i
  • 2002: Cosponsor S 2444, Kennedy INS restructuring bill
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 4037 NACARA expansion amnesty
  • 2002: Cosponsor H CON RES 350, Kerns No Amnesty resolution
  • 2002: Cosponsor Gephardt amnesty (H.R. 5600)
  • 2002: 245(i) House Approps Comm vote HR 4775
  • 2001: Signed Letter to Hastert opposing 245i
  • 2001: Imm Reform Caucus stmt against amensty – SIGNERS
  • 2001: House Floor Vote on 4-month 245(i)
  • 2001: cosponsor S 1161, Craig ag guestworker bill
  • 2001: Cosponsor H.R. 1918, Cannon Student Adj Act
  • 2001: Cosponsor Guiterrez amnesty HR 348
  • 2001: Cosponor Senate 1 yr extension of 245i
  • 2000: Senate 245i, CJS Appropriat. Sen. version of H.R.4690
  • 2000: Repub Rep lttr to Haster signers – NO AMNESTY
  • 2000: Democratic Representatives signing letter to Clinton in support of amnesty
  • 2000: Democratic Representatives NOT signing amnesty letter to Clinton
  • 2000: Democrat Reps no sign lttr to Clinton supporting amnesty
  • 2000: Dem Rep. letter signers-sustain veto for amnesty
  • 2000 Dem Senators NOT signing Amnesty letter to Clinton
  • 2000 Daschle Amend to S.2045: NO attach Amnesty to H-1B
  • 2000 Cospon HR4966, Conyers Amnesty – House
  • 1999: Cosponsor Meek Honduran amnesty (H.R. 1007)
  • 1999 co-spons Amnesty ES,Guat,Haiti (HR36)
  • 1998 co-spons Amnesty Haiti (S1504)
  • 1998 co-spons Amnesty ES,Guat,Haiti (HR3553)
  • 1997 Senate floor vote NACARA – DC Appropriati.(S.1156)
  • 1997 Motion to instruct on 245i (M-HR2267)
  • 1997 co-spons Amnesty ES,Guat,Nic (HR2302)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Senate Final (S358)
  • 1990 Immigration Increase: Hs. Final (HR4300)

ANCHOR BABY CITIZENSHIP

  • 2009: Cosponsor Deal End Anchor Baby bill
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 1940 Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 133 Citizenship Reform Act
  • 2007-2008: ENFORCE Act
  • 2006: Cosponsor S 2117, Inhofe ENFORCE ACt
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 698, Deal anchor baby bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3938, Hayworth Enforcment First bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3700, Tancredo RIGHT Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H. J. Res 46, Paul end anchor baby const amdt
  • 2005: Cosponsor H. J. Res 41, Foley anchor baby res
  • 2005: Congressional Imm Reform Caucus membership C109
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 1567, Deal anchor baby bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HJRes 44, Foley Anchor baby bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HJRES 42, Paul anchor baby Const. amendment
  • 2003: Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus membership
  • 2002: Cosponsor H.J.Res 59 Foley Anchor Baby const amend
  • 2001: Cosponsor Stump anchor baby bill
  • 1999: Cosponsor Stump anchor baby bill (HR 319)
  • 1999 co-spons Foley anchor baby (HJR10)
  • 1999 co-spons Bilbray anchor baby (HR73)
  • 1997: Cosponsor Bilbray Anchor Baby bill
  • 1997 co-spons Foley anchor baby (HJR26)
  • 1997 co-spons Callahan anchor baby (HJR60)
  • 1997 co-spon Stump anchor baby (HR346)
  • 1995 co-spon. Bilbray anchor baby (HR1363)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)

OTHER REWARDS

  • 2009: SS for Americans Only Act
  • 2009: Senate AgJOBS
  • 2009: LEAVE Act
  • 2009: House Rule Vote on H.R. 3962
  • 2009: House AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2009: Floor vote on Vitter Amendment to Credit Card Act
  • 2009: DREAM Act (Senate)
  • 2009: DREAM Act (House)
  • 2009: Deal Committee Amendment to Health Bill
  • 2008: To prohibit SBIR or STTR awards from going to illegal aliens
  • 2008: To prohibit illegal aliens from receiving HUD loans pursuant HR 5818
  • 2008: S Judiciary Comm vote on AgJOBS amdt to Iraq Supplemental
  • 2007: Truth in Lending, SS number
  • 2007: STAR act
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Coburn amdt to S. 1348, add teeth to triggers
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: S717, guts REAL ID
  • 2007: Repeal REAL ID
  • 2007: pauls ss for americans only
  • 2007: hr736, ss totalization
  • 2007: hr709, ss totalization
  • 2007: HR 1314, Photo Identification Security Act
  • 2007: HR 1275: American Dream Act
  • 2007: House Imm Reform Caucus Membership C110
  • 2007: H floor vote on HR 800 Motion to Recommit, unions use BP
  • 2007: Gingrey amendment to hr 3043
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 774 Durbin DREAM ACT
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 340 Feinstein AgJOBS v. 2
  • 2007: Cosponsor S. 237, AgJOBS v.1
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.Res. 18, Goode disapprove totalization with Mexico agreement
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 416, Gallegly no instate tuition for illegals
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 371 AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2007: Carters ss bill
  • 2007: against Mexican ss totalization
  • 2007-2008: ENFORCE Act
  • 2006: Senate floor vote to table Ensign amdt to S. 2611, no social security for illegals
  • 2006: Cosponsor S 2117, Inhofe ENFORCE ACt
  • 2005: Senate vote on AgJOBS amdt to Emergency supplemental
  • 2005: House floor vote on Manager’s Amdt to H.R. 418
  • 2005: House floor final on H.R. 418, Sesenbrenner drivers license reform
  • 2005: H floor vote on Obey amdt to HR 2360, funding to conform with REAL ID
  • 2005: Cospsonor H. RES 20, disapprove U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 359, AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2075, Durbin DREAM ACt
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2061, Nelson border security and interior enforcement act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 925, Gallegly matricula bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 4032, no mortgages for illegal aliens
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 884, Cannon AgJOBS amnesty
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 418 Sensenbrenner ban licenses for illegals
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3938, Hayworth Enforcment First bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 368 Davis no license for illegal aliens bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 1438 Rohrabacher no SS for illegals
  • 2005: Cosponsor H Con Res 50, Goode disapprove totalization
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 251 Jackson Lee DREAM Act altnernate
  • 2004: Maloney Motion to recommit on HR 10, substitute Senate version
  • 2004: Judiciary Comm vote on Conyers Substitute amdt to HR 10,eliminate imm provisions
  • 2004: House vote on Motion to instruct conferees on S. 2845, strip immigration from HR 10
  • 2004: House floor vote on Menendez admt to HR 10, strip immigration provisions
  • 2004: House floor vote on Hayworth SS amdt to HR 5006
  • 2004: House floor vote on final passage H.R. 10, GOP 9-11 response bill
  • 2004: House final vote on Oxley amdt to strip Culberson secure ID amdt from HR 5025
  • 2004: H Judiciary Comm vote on JacksonLee eliminate document verification amdt to HR 10
  • 2004: H Judiciary Comm vote on final passage of HR 10
  • 2004: H Jud Comm vote on Sanchez ID security amdt to HR 10
  • 2004: H Financial Services Comm vote on Royce amdt to HR 10
  • 2004: Goode amdt to prohibit funds being used by SSA to implement totalization agreement
  • 2004: Full Approps Comm vote on Pastor amdt to strip Culberson secure ID amdt
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2010, Hagel\Daschle guestworker-amnesty
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 5111, Drier Social Security Protection Act
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4440, Gallegly no consular ID card bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 3674, Garrett secure IDs for banking
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 10, Hastert 9/11 response bill
  • 2004: Cosponsor H RES 720, Collins disapprove totalization
  • 2003: Senate Judiciary vote S 1545 in-state tuition for illegal aliens
  • 2003: House floor vote on Hostettler Amdt to HR 1950 — matricula consular
  • 2003: Cosponsor S. 8, Daschle educational amnesty bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1645, Craig agricultural amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1545, DREAM Act for amnesty and in-state tuition
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 773, Hinojosa accept matricula bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 502, Tancredo Secure ID bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3534 Tancredo BE REAL Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3142, Cannon agricultural guestworker amnesty
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3052, Tancredo no driver license to illegal aliens
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 1684, Cannon Student Adj Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor H.R. 687 Gallegly secure ID bill
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996 Illegal reform (S1664)-Senate final
  • 1996 Illegal Reform (HR2202) – House Final
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)

BORDER CONTROL

  • 2010: H. Res. 1026 Cosponsorship
  • 2009: SAVE Act (House)
  • 2009: Floor Vote on King Spotters Amendment to 2010 DHS Approps
  • 2009: DeMint Fencing Amendment to DHS Approps Bill
  • 2008: Sessions Amendment to S Con Res 70
  • 2008: Senate Border Security Caucus
  • 2008: House Signed Discharge petition on HR 4088
  • 2007: senate; expand waiver program
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Coburn amdt to S. 1348, add teeth to triggers
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: secure border card act for mexican nationals
  • 2007: s575, more border agents
  • 2007: s330, Isakson more border personel
  • 2007: S.653, Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act
  • 2007: increased illegal penalties
  • 2007: hr939, troops on the border
  • 2007: house, expand waiver program
  • 2007: house mexican border cards
  • 2007: House Imm Reform Caucus Membership C110
  • 2007: doolittle immigration bill
  • 2007: Cosponsor SAVE Act, S. 2368
  • 2007: Cosponsor SAVE Act, HR 4088
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.Res. 499 Smith enforce imm laws res
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.Con.Res. 40, Goode No NAFTA Superhighway
  • 2007: Brown-Waite amendment to HR 2638
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Sessions border fence amdt to DoD Approps
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Sessions amdt to S. 2611, border fence
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Sessions add border fence amdt to HR 5441, DHS approps
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Managers Amdt to S. 2611
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Ensign amdt to S. 2611, National Guard for border patrol
  • 2006: Senate floor final vote on HR 6061, Secure Fence Act
  • 2006: House floor final vote on H.R. 6061, Secure Fence Act
  • 2006: House floor final on H.R. 4830, Drier Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2368, Nelson border security bill
  • 2006: Cosponsor S 2117, Inhofe ENFORCE ACt
  • 2006: Cosponsor H.R. 6061, Secure Fence Act
  • 2006: Cosponsor H.R. 4240, military assist in BP efforts
  • 2005: Senate floor vote on Ensign amdt to DHS approps increase BP agents
  • 2005: Senate floor vote on Byrd amdt to increase funding for BP and ICE
  • 2005: Senate Cosponsor Ensign amdt to emergency supplemental increase border patrol funding
  • 2005: House floor final on H.R. 418, Sesenbrenner drivers license reform
  • 2005: H Judiciary comm vote on HR4337, Sensenbrenner enforcement
  • 2005: H floor vote on Sullivan amdt to HR 4437 implement entry-exit system
  • 2005: H floor vote on Hunter amdt to HR 4437 Border fence
  • 2005: H floor vote on final passage HR 4437 border security bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 455 Coleman increase foreign student importation
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2061, Nelson border security and interior enforcement act
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2049, Domenici border security act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 780, Ruppersberger funding BP agents
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 4044, Shelia Jackson-Lee border security enhancement
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 3150, Criminal Alien Accountability Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 1912, Graves imm workload reduction act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HConRes 221, Goode enforce imm laws resolution
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 688, Barrett SAFER Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 4312, King increase border security bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 418 Sensenbrenner ban licenses for illegals
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 4120, Poe passport for all bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3938, Hayworth Enforcment First bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 1986 Goode troops on the border
  • 2005: Congressional Imm Reform Caucus membership C109
  • 2005: House floor troops on border amdt vote
  • 2004: Maloney Motion to recommit on HR 10, substitute Senate version
  • 2004: Judiciary Comm vote on Conyers Substitute amdt to HR 10,eliminate imm provisions
  • 2004: House floor vote on Menendez admt to HR 10, strip immigration provisions
  • 2004: House floor vote on Goode troops on border amend
  • 2004: House floor vote on final passage H.R. 10, GOP 9-11 response bill
  • 2004: H Judiciary Comm vote on final passage of HR 10
  • 2004: H floor vote on Souder amdt to HR 10, security screeners
  • 2004: H floor vote on Ose amdt to HR 10, complete border fence
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 5111, Drier Social Security Protection Act
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 10, Hastert 9/11 response bill
  • 2003: House floor vote on Goode troops on the border, HR 1588
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3534 Tancredo BE REAL Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3522, Barrett SAFER 2 Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3452, Sessions-Davis VISA Act
  • 2003: Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus membership
  • 2002: Senate final floor vote on Kennedy-Feinstein visa tracking
  • 2002: H floor vote on Goode troops on border amdt
  • 2002: Cosponsor S 2444, Kennedy INS restructuring bill
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 5103 – Gekas end chain and lottery
  • 2001: Troops on the border (HR 2586) House floor
  • 2001: Cosponsor S. 1627, Feinstein-Kyl alien tracking and id
  • 2001: Cosponsor S 1749, Kennedy visa tracking bill
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 3229, House ver. S. 1627, Feinstein-Kyl visa tracking
  • 2000: House floor vote- Traficant troops on the border (A-HR4205)
  • 1999: House floor vote on Traficant troops on the border amdt to H.R. 1401
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996 Illegal reform (S1664)-Senate final
  • 1996 Illegal Reform (HR2202) – House Final
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)

INTERIOR ENFORCEMENT

  • 2010: H. Res. 1026 Cosponsorship
  • 2009: Vote to Table Sessions E-Verify Amendment to 2009 Omnibus
  • 2009: Vote to Table Sessions Amendment to DHS Approps Bill
  • 2009: Scott Gardner Act
  • 2009: SAVE Act (House)
  • 2009: Motion to table Vitter Sanctuary City Amdt. to CJS Approps
  • 2009: LEAVE Act
  • 2009: Kingston E-Verify amendment to house stimulus package
  • 2009: Kingston E-Verify Amendment to 2010 DHS Appropriations Bill
  • 2009: HR 1096
  • 2009: Floor vote on King E-Verify Amendment to DHS Appropriations Bill
  • 2009: E-Verify Reauthorization
  • 2009: CLEAR Act of 2009
  • 2009: Calvert E-Verify Amendment to HR1
  • 2009: Calvert E-Verify Amendment to Ag. Appropriations
  • 2009: 10k Run for the Border
  • 2008: To restrict funding to sanctuary cities
  • 2008: Sessions Amendment to S Con Res 70
  • 2008: Senate vote to table Vitter sanc cities amdt
  • 2008: Senate Border Security Caucus
  • 2008: House Signed Discharge petition on HR 4088
  • 2008: E-Verify Reauthorization
  • 2007: Senate floor vote to TABLE Vitter COPS amdt
  • 2007: Senate floor vote to TABLE Dole amdt to CJS re funding state local law enforcement
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Sessions amdt to HR 2, no govt contracts for employers who hire illegals
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Coleman amdt to S. 1348, local and state law enforcement
  • 2007: Senate floor vote on Coburn amdt to S. 1348, add teeth to triggers
  • 2007: Senate cloture vote on S. 1348, limit debate
  • 2007: s699, prevent SSA fraud
  • 2007: s330, Isakson more border personel
  • 2007: IRS Illegal Immigrant Information Act of 2007
  • 2007: increased illegal penalties
  • 2007: improve ssa employment verification
  • 2007: House Imm Reform Caucus Membership C110
  • 2007: HCon to discourage illegal immigration
  • 2007: Cosponsor SAVE Act, S. 2368
  • 2007: Cosponsor SAVE Act, HR 4088
  • 2007: Cosponsor HR 842, CLEAR Act of 2007
  • 2007: Cosponsor HR 3494 CLEAR Act II in honor of Norwood
  • 2007: Cosponsor HR 1951, Legal Employee Verification Act
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.Res. 499 Smith enforce imm laws res
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 98, Dreier mandatory workplace verification
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 2086, Davis authorize funds for 297g program
  • 2007: Cosponsor H.R. 19 Calvert madatory workplace verification
  • 2007: 1st Tancredo amendment to hr 2638
  • 2007-2008: ENFORCE Act
  • 2007- Drake Amendment
  • 2007- 2nd Tancredo amendment to 2638
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Sessions fund imm investigators amdt to HR 5441, DHS approps
  • 2006: Senate floor vote on Bingaman amdt to S. 2454, grants to local-state law enforcement
  • 2006: House floor vote on H.R. 6095, Sensenbrenner state local law enforcement and El Salvador deport
  • 2006: H floor vote on Marshall amdt to H.R. 5441 fund workplace verification
  • 2006: H floor vote on King amdt to HR 5441, no funds for sanctuary cities
  • 2006: Cosponsor S. 2368, Nelson border security bill
  • 2006: Cosponsor S 2117, Inhofe ENFORCE ACt
  • 2006: Cosponsor H.R. 4240, military assist in BP efforts
  • 2005: Senate floor vote on McCain amdt to HR 2360 DHS approps, increase detention beds
  • 2005: Senate floor vote on Byrd amdt to increase funding for BP and ICE
  • 2005: House floor vote on Tancredo sanctuary cities amdt to HR 2862
  • 2005: House floor vote on Tancredo sanctuary cities amdt to DHS approps
  • 2005: House floor vote on Norwood amdt – local law enforcement
  • 2005: House floor vote on Manager’s Amdt to H.R. 418
  • 2005: H Judiciary comm vote on HR4337, Sensenbrenner enforcement
  • 2005: H floor vote on Sullivan amdt to HR 4437 implement entry-exit system
  • 2005: H floor vote on Norwood amdt to HR 4437, CLEAR Act
  • 2005: H floor vote on final passage HR 4437 border security bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2061, Nelson border security and interior enforcement act
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 2049, Domenici border security act
  • 2005: Cosponsor S. 1362, Homeland Security Enhancement Act of 2005
  • 2005: Cosponsor S 1917, Hagel mandatory workplace verification act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 98, Dreier increase workplace verification
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 815, Garrett no consular ID for bank
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 4044, Shelia Jackson-Lee border security enhancement
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 4032, no mortgages for illegal aliens
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 3137, CLEAR Act of 2005
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 3095, King no deduct illegals wages
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 2049, federal contractors use Basic Pilot
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 1912, Graves imm workload reduction act
  • 2005: Cosponsor HR 19, Calvert mandatory workplace verification
  • 2005: Cosponsor HConRes 221, Goode enforce imm laws resolution
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 688, Barrett SAFER Act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 4337, Sensenbrenner boder protection act
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 4312, King increase border security bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3938, Hayworth Enforcment First bill
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 3262, Blackburn increase fines on employers
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 2933, no TPS for alien gang members
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 1770 verification at sensitive sites
  • 2005: Cosponsor H.R. 1502, Berman extra due process for aliens
  • 2005: Congressional Imm Reform Caucus membership C109
  • 2004: Maloney Motion to recommit on HR 10, substitute Senate version
  • 2004: Judiciary Comm vote on Conyers Substitute amdt to HR 10,eliminate imm provisions
  • 2004: House vote on Motion to instruct conferees on S. 2845, strip immigration from HR 10
  • 2004: House floor vote on Smith amdt to HR 10, strip expedited removal
  • 2004: House floor vote on Menendez admt to HR 10, strip immigration provisions
  • 2004: House floor vote on King sanctuary cities amdt to HR 4754
  • 2004: House floor vote on final passage H.R. 10, GOP 9-11 response bill
  • 2004: H- floor vote on Tancredo Sanctuary Cities amdt to HR 4567
  • 2004: H Judiciary Comm vote on final passage of HR 10
  • 2004: H floor vote on Green amdt to HR 10, deport alien terrorists
  • 2004: Cosponsor S. 2381, Kennedy amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 5111, Drier Social Security Protection Act
  • 2004: Cosponsor HR 4262, Gutierrez amnesty-guestworker
  • 2004: Cosponsor H.R. 10, Hastert 9/11 response bill
  • 2003: Final floor vote on HR 2359 to expand and extend workplace verification
  • 2003: Cosponsor S. 1685, workplace verification extension bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor S 1906, Senate version of CLEAR Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 655 Flake secure drivers license bill
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3534 Tancredo BE REAL Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3522, Barrett SAFER 2 Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 3452, Sessions-Davis VISA Act
  • 2003: Cosponsor HR 2671, CLEAR Act to reduce illegal immigration
  • 2003: Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus membership
  • 2002: Senate final floor vote on Kennedy-Feinstein visa tracking
  • 2002: House Approps Comm vote on Sec. 133 — Serrano amend
  • 2002: Cosponsor S 2444, Kennedy INS restructuring bill
  • 2002: Cosponsor HR 5103 – Gekas end chain and lottery
  • 2001: Cosponsor S.1491, Snowe-Feinstein fingerprint legis
  • 2001: Cosponsor S. 1627, Feinstein-Kyl alien tracking and id
  • 2001: Cosponsor S 1749, Kennedy visa tracking bill
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR3077, House version of Bond’s visa act
  • 2001: Cosponsor HR 3229, House ver. S. 1627, Feinstein-Kyl visa tracking
  • 2001: Co-sponsor S 1518 Bond visa reforms
  • 1996: Senate Judiciary Comm vote on S. 1664
  • 1996: House Judiciary Comm vote on HR 2202
  • 1996 Table A. to strike vol. verification (S1664)
  • 1996 Mandatory verfication (A-HR2202)
  • 1996 Illegal reform (S1664)-Senate final
  • 1996 Illegal Reform (HR2202) – House Final
  • 1996 delete sanction increase: comm (S1664)
  • 1996 Chabot strike vol. verification (A-HR22202)
  • 1995: Cosponsor Smith compre cuts (HR 1915)
  • 1995 co-sponsor HR2202
  • 1994: Cosponsor Archer overall cuts (H.R. 4934)
  • 1994 cosponsor Stump moratorium (HR3862)
  • 1994 co-spons Reid compre. cuts (S1923)
  • 1993 co-spon Bilbray compre. cuts (HR3320)

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