Immigration Bill H.R. 4437

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RugerNiner, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. RugerNiner

    RugerNiner New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Lancaster, Pa.
    Please call you Senators to PASS THIS BILL!

    Immigration Bill

    A proposed immigration law, H.R. 4437, is pending in the U.S. Senate. If passed it would:

    Make alien smuggling, entering or re-entering the U.S. without permission aggravated felonies. Such convicted felons face deportation and a permanent bar to re-entry. They would also be barred from claiming asylum or refugee status.

    Makes it a crime for non-citizens to remain in the United States on an expired visa. Expands penalties for immigration fraud. Makes non-citizen gang members deportable.

    Sets mandatory-minimum prison sentences for non-citizens convicted of re-entering the country following deportation. Increases detention space to hold people awaiting deportation. Permits longer detention of people facing deportation orders.

    Keep people who voluntarily agree to leave the country within 60 days from filing legal appeals in order to remain. A person who failed to leave could be fined $3,000 and barred from re-entering. A person might be required to post a bond in order to be granted a voluntary-departure agreement, otherwise the person could be detained and deported.

    Bar people who ignore deportation orders from appealing their cases in immigration court, and bar them from re-entering the country for 10 years. Increases penalties and sets mandatory-minimum sentences for people who ignore deportation orders.

    Require all undocumented immigrants caught sneaking into the U.S. to be detained or immediately released to Mexico, rather than released into the U.S. after signing a promise to appear in immigration court. This provision is submitted to correct the so-called "catch-and-release" of unauthorized immigrants from countries other than Mexico.

    Permit deportation of non-citizens convicted three times of drunken driving.

    Expands the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to bar non-citizens for lack of "good moral character."
  2. If they can pass this against the opposition of the bleeding heart liberals, it would be a damn good start, Ruger!

  3. RugerNiner

    RugerNiner New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Lancaster, Pa.
    It went through the House easily.
    The problem now is to keep certain Senators from attaching a Guest Worker Program (Amnesty) to it.
    Your Phone Calls can do this.

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2006
  4. KyBlaster

    KyBlaster New Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Sounds like a good start. I think they need to make and enforce harsher penelties on companies that regulary employ illeagles.
  5. RugerNiner

    RugerNiner New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Lancaster, Pa.
    HR 4437 Highlights:

    Authority for local law enforcement : The bill gives authority to local police and sheriff offices to arrest and detain illegal aliens. By allowing additional law enforcement agencies to help the Border Patrol, the number of apprehensions and deportations will rise dramatically.

    Mandatory employee verification : The bill creates a phased-in schedule over several years for employers to use a proven electronic verification system to check on all new hires, to ensure that they have the legal right to work in the U.S. As jobs become more difficult to attain, illegal aliens living here will start to return home on their own.

    No amnesty/guest worker : There was an attempt to put language into this bill that, while not proposing specific guest worker bill provisions, would have suggested that Congress would look favorably upon such legislation. This would have opened the door wide for the Senate to add “Guest Worker” Amnesty to the House version. The Congress rejected this amendment!

    A Fence : The bill calls for building a security fence along the Mexican border in the most highly traveled sectors from the Pacific coast of California to the Gulf of Mexico beaches of Texas. This does not provide fencing for the entire length of the border, but it starts building more fences first where they are most needed.
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