Skip to comments.S. 1348: FULL TEXT of the comprehensive immigration reform bill
Posted on 05/19/2007 8:34:18 PM PDT by LFOD777
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Text of Legislation
(a) Short Title- This section may be cited as the `Strengthening American Citizenship Act of 2007'.
(b) Definition- In this section, the term `Oath of Allegiance' means the binding oath (or affirmation) of allegiance required to be naturalized as a citizen of the United States, as prescribed in section 337(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by subsection (h)(1)(B).
(c) English Fluency-(1) EDUCATION GRANTS-(A) ESTABLISHMENT- The Chief of the Office of Citizenship of the Department (referred to in this paragraph as the `Chief') shall establish a grant program to provide grants in an amount not to exceed $500 to assist legal residents of the United States who declare an intent to apply for citizenship in the United States to meet the requirements under section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1423).
(B) USE OF FUNDS- Grant funds awarded under this paragraph shall be paid directly to an accredited institution of higher education or other qualified educational institution (as determined by the Chief) for tuition, fees, books, and other educational resources required by a course on the English language in which the legal resident is enrolled.
There's going to be a cottage industry in these so-called schools. It's another chance for swindlers to get on the gummint gravy train.
This alone is going to cost an arm and a leg:
SEC. 645. ADDRESSING POVERTY IN MEXICO.
(a) Findings- Congress finds the following:
(1) There is a strong correlation between economic freedom and economic prosperity.
(2) Trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and informal market activity are key factors in economic freedom.
(3) Poverty in Mexico, including rural poverty, can be mitigated through strengthened economic freedom within Mexico.
(4) Strengthened economic freedom in Mexico can be a major influence in mitigating illegal immigration.
(5) Advancing economic freedom within Mexico is an important part of any comprehensive plan to understanding the sources of poverty and the path to economic prosperity.
(b) Grant Authorized- The Secretary of State may award a grant to a land grant university in the United States to establish a national program for a broad, university-based Mexican rural poverty mitigation program.
(c) Functions of Mexican Rural Poverty Mitigation Program- The program established pursuant to subsection (b) shall—
(1) match a land grant university in the United States with the lead Mexican public university in each of Mexico’s 31 states to provide state-level coordination of rural poverty programs in Mexico;
(2) establish relationships and coordinate programmatic ties between universities in the United States and universities in Mexico to address the issue of rural poverty in Mexico;
(3) establish and coordinate relationships with key leaders in the United States and Mexico to explore the effect of rural poverty on illegal immigration of Mexicans into the United States; and
(4) address immigration and border security concerns through a university-based, binational approach for long-term institutional change.
(d) Use of Funds-
(1) AUTHORIZED USES- Grant funds awarded under this section may be used—
(A) for education, training, technical assistance, and any related expenses (including personnel and equipment) incurred by the grantee in implementing a program described in subsection (a); and
(B) to establish an administrative structure for such program in the United States.
(2) LIMITATIONS- Grant funds awarded under this section may not be used for activities, responsibilities, or related costs incurred by entities in Mexico.
(e) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out this section.
Compare personnel appropriations for enforcement vs. VISA expansion above.....interesting.
SEC. 101. ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.
(a) Additional Personnel-
(1) PORT OF ENTRY INSPECTORS- In each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Secretary shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, increase by not less than 500 the number of positions for full-time active duty port of entry inspectors and provide appropriate training, equipment, and support to such additional inspectors.
(2) INVESTIGATIVE PERSONNEL-
(A) IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATORS- Section 5203 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458; 118 Stat. 3734) is amended by striking `800’ and inserting `1000’.
(B) ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL- In addition to the positions authorized under section 5203 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, as amended by subparagraph (A), during each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Secretary shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, increase by not less than 200 the number of positions for personnel within the Department assigned to investigate alien smuggling.
(3) DEPUTY UNITED STATES MARSHALS- In each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Attorney General shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, increase by not less than 50 the number of positions for full-time active duty Deputy United States Marshals that investigate criminal matters related to immigration.
`(a) Terrorism- Any person who violates any section of this chapter--
`(1) knowing that such violation will facilitate an act of international terrorism or domestic terrorism (as those terms are defined in section 2331); or
`(2) with the intent to facilitate an act of international terrorism or domestic terrorism,
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 25 years, or both.
How about for life???
Why not complete the following studies BEFORE the bill is voted on? This is INSANE!
(c) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Bureau of the Census shall submit to Congress a report on the findings of the study required by subsection (b), including the following information:
(1) An estimate of the total legal and illegal immigrant populations of the United States, as they relate to the total population.
(2) The projected impact of legal and illegal immigration on the size of the population of the United States over the next 50 years, which regions of the country are likely to experience the largest increases, which small towns and rural counties are likely to lose their character as a result of such growth, and how the proposed regulations would affect these projections.
(3) The impact of the current and projected foreign-born populations on the natural environment, including the consumption of nonrenewable resources, waste production and disposal, the emission of pollutants, and the loss of habitat and productive farmland, an estimate of the public expenditures required to maintain current standards in each of these areas, the degree to which current standards will deteriorate if such expenditures are not forthcoming, and the additional effects the proposed regulations would have.
(4) The impact of the current and projected foreign-born populations on employment and wage rates, particularly in industries such as agriculture and services in which the foreign born are concentrated, an estimate of the associated public costs, and the additional effects the proposed regulations would have.
What an idiotic provision.
Giving money to a university to study “poverty in Mexico” is just a way to fund more socialist pro-open borders advocacy activism.
We get to be screwed by radical leftwing college activists, and pay for it too.
Our Senators are certainly living up to the “stupid party” moniker on this one.
The Secretary shall conduct a study of—
(1) the effectiveness of alternatives to detention, including electronic monitoring devices and intensive supervision programs, in ensuring alien appearance at court and compliance with removal orders;
This makes me feel much safer. / sarcasm
Of course it is.
I'll bet some Senator somewhere already has been guaranteed that for his vote that university will be in his state.
I get the following error message when clicking on several sections
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Are they updating it right now? Wow.
...The projected impact of legal and illegal immigration on the size of the population of the United States over the next 50 years, which regions of the country are likely to experience the largest increases, which small towns and rural counties are likely to lose their character as a result of such growth, and how the proposed regulations would affect these projections.
This is a prior, placeholder version. The current, working draft is here:
If Teddy Kennedy wrote it, why read it? The devil ain’t in the details, it’s in its author.
OK, I can’t read this anymore. I would be willing to bet all my money that the study in Sec 129 will conclude that the border fence is not needed, blah blah blah
SEC. 129. BORDER STUDY.
(a) Southern Border Study- The Secretary, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall conduct a study on the construction of a system of physical barriers along the southern international land and maritime border of the United States. The study shall include—
(1) an assessment of the necessity of constructing such a system, including the identification of areas of high priority for the construction of such a system determined after consideration of factors including the amount of narcotics trafficking and the number of illegal immigrants apprehended in such areas;
(2) an assessment of the feasibility of constructing such a system;
(3) an assessment of the international, national, and regional environmental impact of such a system, including the impact on zoning, global climate change, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss, and transboundary pollution;
(4) an assessment of the necessity for ports of entry along such a system;
(5) an assessment of the impact such a system would have on international trade, commerce, and tourism;
(6) an assessment of the effect of such a system on private property rights including issues of eminent domain and riparian rights;
(7) an estimate of the costs associated with building a barrier system, including costs associated with excavation, construction, and maintenance;
(8) an assessment of the effect of such a system on Indian reservations and units of the National Park System;
(9) an assessment of the necessity of constructing such a system after the implementation of provisions of this Act relating to guest workers, visa reform, and interior and worksite enforcement, and the likely effect of such provisions on undocumented immigration and the flow of illegal immigrants across the international border of the United States;
(10) an assessment of the impact of such a system on diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico, Central America, and South America, including the likely impact of such a system on existing and potential areas of bilateral and multilateral cooperative enforcement efforts;
(11) an assessment of the impact of such a system on the quality of life within border communities in the United States and Mexico, including its impact on noise and light pollution, housing, transportation, security, and environmental health;
(12) an assessment of the likelihood that such a system would lead to increased violations of the human rights, health, safety, or civil rights of individuals in the region near the southern international border of the United States, regardless of the immigration status of such individuals;
(13) an assessment of the effect such a system would have on violence near the southern international border of the United States; and
(14) an assessment of the effect of such a system on the vulnerability of the United States to infiltration by terrorists or other agents intending to inflict direct harm on the United States.
You’ve got that right. This will empower folks like that clipped-hair stooge in the gangster suit who stole the show at the Va Tech “memorial” service with her poetry.
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