HR 2000

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2000

To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2011

Mr. SHULER (for himself, Mr. ALTMIRE, Mr. KISSELL, Mr. ROSS of Arkansas, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mrs. CAPITO, Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado, Mr. DAVIS of Kentucky, Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee, Mr. GERLACH, Mr. GINGREY of Georgia, Mr. JONES, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. MCCAUL, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. GARY G. MILLER of California, Mr. ROYCE, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, Mr. LEWIS of California, Mr. GUINTA, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. CARTER, Mr. CALVERT, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. VISCLOSKY, Mr. FORTENBERRY, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. MCHENRY, Mr. BARLETTA, Mr. MATHESON, and Mr. NUNNELEE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--SECURING AMERICA'S INTERNATIONAL BORDERS

Subtitle A--Manpower, Technology, and Infrastructure Improvements

Subtitle B--Strategies and Progress Reports for Securing America's Borders

Subtitle C--Rapid Response Measures

Subtitle D--Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernization

Subtitle E--Other Border Security Initiatives

TITLE II--ENDING UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT

Subtitle A--Employee Verification

Subtitle B--Nondeductibility of Wages Paid to Unauthorized Aliens

TITLE III--ENHANCING AND UTILIZING CURRENT INTERIOR ENFORCEMENT METHODS

TITLE I--SECURING AMERICA'S INTERNATIONAL BORDERS

Subtitle A--Manpower, Technology, and Infrastructure Improvements

SEC. 101. MANPOWER.

`SEC. 5202. INCREASE IN FULL-TIME BORDER PATROL AGENTS.

SEC. 102. TECHNOLOGY.

SEC. 103. INFRASTRUCTURE.

SEC. 104. AERIAL VEHICLES AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS.

Subtitle B--Strategies and Progress Reports for Securing America's Borders

SEC. 111. NATIONAL STRATEGY TO SECURE THE BORDERS.

SEC. 112. ACCOUNTABLE FINANCING OF A SECURE BORDER INITIATIVE.

Subtitle C--Rapid Response Measures

SEC. 121. DEPLOYMENT OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS.

SEC. 122. BORDER PATROL MAJOR ASSETS.

SEC. 123. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

SEC. 124. PERSONAL EQUIPMENT.

SEC. 125. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Subtitle D--Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernization

SEC. 131. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 132. EXPANSION OF COMMERCE SECURITY PROGRAMS.

Subtitle E--Other Border Security Initiatives

SEC. 141. ALIEN SMUGGLING AND TERRORISM PREVENTION.

SEC. 142. BORDER SECURITY ON CERTAIN FEDERAL LAND.

TITLE II--ENDING UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT

Subtitle A--Employee Verification

SEC. 201. MANDATORY EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION VERIFICATION.

SEC. 202. MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE.

SEC. 203. MANDATORY NOTIFICATION OF SSN MISMATCHES AND MULTIPLE USES.

SEC. 204. ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTRONIC BIRTH AND DEATH REGISTRATION SYSTEMS.

SEC. 205. PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO FILE CORRECT INFORMATION RETURNS.

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`In the case of--  Not less than-- Not more than-- 
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The first offense  $2,500                   $5,000 
The second offense $7,500                  $10,000 
The third offense  $25,000              $40,000.'. 
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SEC. 206. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Subtitle B--Nondeductibility of Wages Paid to Unauthorized Aliens

SEC. 211. CLARIFICATION THAT WAGES PAID TO UNAUTHORIZED ALIENS MAY NOT BE DEDUCTED FROM GROSS INCOME.

TITLE III--ENHANCING AND UTILIZING CURRENT INTERIOR ENFORCEMENT METHODS

SEC. 301. INCREASE INVESTIGATIVE EFFORTS.

SEC. 302. INCREASED OVERSIGHT OF AGENTS.

SEC. 303. BORDER RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM.

SEC. 304. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 305. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 306. REWARDS PROGRAM.

SEC. 307. INCREASED DETENTION FACILITIES FOR ALIENS APPREHENDED FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY.

SEC. 308. ADDITIONAL IMMIGRATION JUDGESHIPS AND LAW CLERKS.

SEC. 309. MEDIA CAMPAIGN.

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