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This page covers the major immigration bills introduced by the 109th Congress. In this space, we will tell you about these bills, track their progress and give you the information you need to make your opinions heard by your Congressional representatives.

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House of Representatives

H.CON.RES.31 : Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to human rights in Central Asia.
Sponsor: Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] (introduced
1/26/2005
)      Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
3/17/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Relations.

H.CON.RES.83 : Urging the appropriate representative of the United States to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to introduce a resolution calling upon the Government of the People's Republic of China to end its human rights violations in China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced
3/3/2005
)      Cosponsors (60)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
3/9/2005 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

H.CON.RES.95 : Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2006, revising appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2005, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2007 through 2010.
Sponsor: Rep Nussle, Jim [IA-1] (introduced
3/11/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget
House Reports: 109-17; Latest Conference Report: 109-62 (in Congressional Record H2660-2692)
Latest Major Action:
4/28/2005 Conference report agreed to in Senate. Status: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 114.

H.CON.RES.100 : Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should establish an international education policy to foster mutual understanding among nations, promote a world free of terrorism, further United States foreign policy and national security, enhance United States leadership in the world, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kolbe, Jim [AZ-8] (introduced
3/16/2005
)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House International Relations; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action:
4/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.

H.CON.RES.141 : Calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to change the venue of the 2008 Olympic Games unless the People's Republic of China makes significant progress in ending human rights abuses.
Sponsor: Rep Tancredo, Thomas G. [CO-6] (introduced
4/28/2005
)      Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
5/16/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Relations.

H.CON.RES.168 : Condemning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for the abductions and continued captivity of citizens of the Republic of Korea and Japan as acts of terrorism and gross violations of human rights.
Sponsor: Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] (introduced
5/26/2005
)      Cosponsors (29)
Committees: House International Relations; Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action:
7/12/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.CON.RES.218 : Recognizing the centennial of sustained immigration from the Philippines to the United States and acknowledging the contributions of our Filipino-American community to our country over the last century.
Sponsor: Rep Case, Ed [HI-2] (introduced
7/26/2005
)      Cosponsors (59)
Committees: House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
12/15/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.CON.RES.221 : Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack and to reduce the massive influx of illegal aliens into the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] (introduced
7/27/2005
)      Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
7/27/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, and International Relations, 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.

H.CON.RES.295 : Providing that any agreement relating trade and investment that is negotiated by the executive branch with other countries must comply with certain minimum standards.
Sponsor: Rep Brown, Sherrod [OH-13] (introduced
11/10/2005)      Cosponsors (6)
Committees:
House Ways
and Means
Latest Major Action:
11/10/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.RES.24 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should declare its support for the independence of Kosova.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
1/4/2005
)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
3/17/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation.

H.RES.31 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a portrait of Dilip Singh Saund should be displayed in an appropriate place in the United States Capitol or in a House Office Building.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced
1/4/2005
)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Administration
Latest Major Action:
1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

H.RES.78 : Recognizing the importance of designating the Republic of Poland as a program country for purposes of the visa waiver program under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and urging the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State to assist Poland in qualifying for such program.
Sponsor: Rep Emanuel, Rahm [IL-5] (introduced
2/9/2005
)      Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/9/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.RES.90 : Supporting the goals and ideals of Anti-Slavery Day.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced
2/14/2005)      Cosponsors (43)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
2/14/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.172 : Expressing the condemnation of the House of Representatives on the one year anniversary of ethnic violence in Kosovo that occurred on March 17 and 18, 2004, and expressing condolences to the families of individuals who were killed or injured.
Sponsor: Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] (introduced
3/17/2005)      Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
4/7/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats.

H.RES.192 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives encouraging the active engagement of American in world affairs and urging the Secretary of State to take the lead and coordinate with other governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in creating an online database of international exchange programs and related opportunities.
Sponsor: Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] (introduced
4/6/2005)      Cosponsors (31)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
10/7/2005 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.

H.RES.228 : Honoring the contributions of Vietnamese Americans to American society over the past three decades.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Tom [VA-11] (introduced
4/21/2005)      Cosponsors (53)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
5/3/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 0 (Roll no. 152).

H.RES.274 : Recognizing Miguel Contreras, on the occasion of his death, for his tireless work on behalf of immigrants and working people.
Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] (introduced
5/11/2005)      Cosponsors (30)
Committees: House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
5/11/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform.

H.RES.294 : Supporting the goals of "A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval", and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] (introduced
5/24/2005)      Cosponsors (60)
Committees: House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
7/25/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

H.RES.306 : To recognize and honor the world's nearly 20,000,000 refugees.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced
6/7/2005)      Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
6/7/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.317 : Honoring Lao and Hmong veterans and their refugee families and the 30th year of the end of the Indochina conflict in Laos.
Sponsor: Rep Radanovich, George [CA-19] (introduced
6/14/2005
)      Cosponsors (21)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
6/14/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.322 : Expressing support for the European Court of Human Rights for its decisions in the Loizidou v. Turkey and Xenides-Arestis v. Turkey cases and for admitting similar cases before the European Court of Human Rights.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced
6/15/2005
)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
6/15/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.327 : Supporting the goals and ideals of National Passport Month.
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced
6/16/2005)      Cosponsors (49)
Committees: House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
6/16/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform.

H.RES.409 : Condemning the Government of Zimbabwe's "Operation Murambatsvina" under which homes, businesses, religious structures, and other buildings and facilities were demolished in an effort characterized by the Government of Zimbabwe as an operation to "restore order" to the country.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
7/28/2005)      Cosponsors (43)
Committees: House International Relations; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action:
12/16/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 - 1 (Roll no. 649)

H.RES.411 : Urging the Republic of Turkey to comply with all European Union standards and criteria prior to its accession to the European Union.
Sponsor: Rep Menendez, Robert [NJ-13] (introduced
7/28/2005
)      Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
7/28/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.448 : Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] (introduced
9/15/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
9/15/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.487 : Supporting the goals and ideals of Korean American Day.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Tom [VA-11] (introduced
10/7/2005)      Cosponsors (56)
Committees: House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
12/13/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 0 (Roll no. 623).

H.RES.490 : Urging the United Nations to establish a commission on the prevention of slavery, human trafficking, and exploitation.
Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] (introduced
10/7/2005)      Cosponsors (32)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
10/7/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.495 : Commending the people of the Republic of Albania on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II for protecting and saving the lives of the majority of Jews living in Albania during the Holocaust.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced
10/17/2005
)      Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
10/17/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.533 : Supporting the goals and ideals of Cambodian-American Freedom Day.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced
11/3/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
11/3/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform.

H.RES.590 : Recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] (introduced
12/7/2005)      Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
12/7/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.RES.593 : Directing the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General, and requesting the President, to provide certain information to the House of Representatives relating to extraordinary rendition of certain foreign persons.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced
12/8/2005)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House International Relations
House Reports: 109-374
Latest Major Action:
2/10/2006 Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 145.

H.RES.610 : Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4437) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced
12/14/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 109-347
Latest Major Action:
12/15/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 206 (Roll no. 636).

H.RES.621 : Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4437) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced
12/15/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 109-350
Latest Major Action:
12/16/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 203 (Roll no. 646).

H.RES.631 : Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced
12/17/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 109-357
Latest Major Action:
12/18/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

H.J.RES.2 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit persons who are not natural-born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 20 years, to be eligible to hold the Office of President.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced
1/4/2005
)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

H.J.RES.15 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who is not a natural born citizen of the United States but has been a United States citizen for at least 20 years.
Sponsor: Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] (introduced
2/1/2005
)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

H.J.RES.41 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that no person born in the United States will be a United States citizen unless a parent is a United States citizen, or is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, at the time of the birth.
Sponsor: Rep Foley, Mark [FL-16] (introduced
4/13/2005
)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
5/10/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

H.J.RES.42 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit persons who are not natural-born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 35 years, to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.
Sponsor: Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] (introduced
4/14/2005
)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
5/10/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

H.J.RES.46 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to deny United States citizenship to individuals born in the United States to parents who are neither United States citizens nor persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced
4/28/2005
)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
5/10/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

H.J.RES.48 : Conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Anne Frank.
Sponsor: Rep
Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 5/5/2005
)      Cosponsors (30)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
5/5/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.J.RES.54 : Proclaiming Casimir Pulaski to be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously.
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced
6/14/2005
)      Cosponsors (25)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
6/14/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.19 : To require employers to conduct employment eligibility verification.
Sponsor: Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (34)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action:
9/19/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.25 : To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.
Sponsor: Rep Linder, John [GA-7] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (48)
Committees:
House Ways
and Means
Latest Major Action:
1/4/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.58 : To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish at least one Border Patrol unit for the Virgin Islands of the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced
1/4/2005
)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action:
2/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.

H.R.60 : To designate Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Somalia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Maldives, Tanzania, Seychelles, Bangladesh, and Kenya under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to render nationals of such foreign states eligible for temporary protected status under such section.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.98 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enforce restrictions on employment in the United States of unauthorized aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (55)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action:
5/12/2005 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee Hearings Held.

H.R.100 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to judicial review of orders of removal.
Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced 1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.105 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt elementary and secondary schools from the fee imposed on employers filing petitions with respect to non-immigrant workers under the H-1B program.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.139 : To provide for the recapture of unused employment-based immigrant visa numbers in order to facilitate improved health care for all persons in the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.143 : To provide job creation and assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] (introduced 1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.173 : To prevent and respond to terrorism and crime at or through ports.
Sponsor: Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H.R.193 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to States incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors.
Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] (introduced 1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.208 : To lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House International Relations; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Government Reform; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action:
3/17/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

H.R.209 : To waive certain prohibitions with respect to nationals of Cuba coming to the United States to play organized professional baseball.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] (introduced 1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House International Relations; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/17/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

H.R.240 : To reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pryce, Deborah [OH-15] (introduced
1/4/2005)      Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce; House Agriculture; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action:
10/20/2005 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 20.

H.R.245 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the record of admission for permanent residence in the case of certain aliens.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.247 : To increase the numerical limitation on the number of asylees whose status may be adjusted to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.248 : To modify the requirements applicable to the admission into the United States of H-1C nonimmigrant registered nurses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.251 : To assist aliens who were transplanted to the United States as children in continuing their education and otherwise integrating into American society.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.253 : To provide for the collection of data on traffic stops.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H.R.255 : To prevent commercial alien smuggling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.257 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reunify families, permit earned access to permanent resident status, provide protection against unfair immigration-related employment practices, reform the diversity visa program, provide adjustment of status for Haitians and Liberian nationals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.260 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements for a child born abroad and out of wedlock to acquire citizenship based on the citizenship of the child's father, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.261 : To expand the class of beneficiaries who may apply for adjustment of status under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act by extending the deadline for classification petition and labor certification filings.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.275 : To amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to allow States and localities to provide primary and preventive care to all individuals.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action:
2/4/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

H.R.287 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to assure coverage for legal immigrant children and pregnant women under the Medicaid Program and the State children's health insurance program (SCHIP).
Sponsor: Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action:
2/4/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

H.R.290 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Ahmad Khabaz Taghizadeh and Azammolok Taghizadeh Vatani.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/4/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.291 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Sharif Kesbeh, Asmaa Sharif Kesbeh, Baol Kesbeh, Noor Sharif Kesbeh, Alaa Kesbeh, Sondos Kesbeh, Hadeel Kesbeh, and Mohanned Kesbeh.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
1/6/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/4/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.295 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Konstantinos Ritos.
Sponsor: Rep Ramstad, Jim [MN-3] (introduced
1/20/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/4/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.323 : To redesignate the Ellis Island Library on the third floor of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, as the "Bob Hope Memorial Library".
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced
1/25/2005)      Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Resources; Senate Energy and Natural Resources
House Reports: 109-284
Latest Major Action:
11/16/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.334 : To designate Angola under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to make nationals of Angola eligible for temporary protected status under such section.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] (introduced
1/25/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.342 : To provide for adjustment of immigration status for certain aliens granted temporary protected status in the United States because of conditions in Montserrat.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-11] (introduced
1/25/2005)      Cosponsors (45)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.368 : To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Tom [VA-11] (introduced
1/26/2005)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Government Reform; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.418 : To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced
1/26/2005)      Cosponsors (140)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House Government Reform; Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/17/2005
Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Note: Pursuant to H. Res. 151, the text of H.R. 418, as passed House, was appended as Division B to the end of H.R. 1268. Division B was further modified in conference. H.R. 1268 became P.L. 109-13 on 5/11/2005

H.R.431 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Flavia Maboloc Cahoon.
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced
1/26/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/14/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.557 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2005 through 2011 to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
Sponsor: Rep Kolbe, Jim [AZ-8] (introduced
2/2/2005)      Cosponsors (44)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.579 : To lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced
2/2/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House International Relations; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Government Reform; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action:
5/13/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.

H.R.588 : To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Sponsor: Rep Reynolds, Thomas M. [NY-26] (introduced
2/2/2005)      Cosponsors (42)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action:
3/17/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia.

H.R.604 : To halt the issuance of visas to citizens of Saudi Arabia until the President certifies that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not discriminate in the issuance of visas on the basis of religious affiliation or heritage.
Sponsor: Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] (introduced
2/2/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.606 : To authorize appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior for the restoration of the Angel Island Immigration Station in the State of California.
Sponsor: Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] (introduced
2/2/2005)      Cosponsors (34)
Committees: House Resources; Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Reports: 109-157
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-119 [GPO:
Text, PDF]

H.R.608 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Geert Botzen.
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced
2/2/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/14/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.620 : To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on the development and implementation by States of security measures for driver's licenses and identification cards and a study on the consequences of denying driver's licenses to aliens unlawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Government Reform
Latest Major Action:
2/9/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines.

H.R.634 : To designate Poland as a program country under the visa waiver program established under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, subject to special conditions.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

H.R.635 : To designate Poland as a program country under the visa waiver program established under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Nancy L. [CT-5] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.661 : To provide for naturalization through service in a combat zone designated in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.671 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Saikou A. Diallo.
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.672 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Maria Cristina Degrassi.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.673 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Denes and Gyorgyi Fulop.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.674 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Kuan-Wei Liang and Chun-Mei Hsu-Liang.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.675 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Maria Del Refugio Plascencia and Alfredo Plascencia-Lopez.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.677 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Kadiatou Diallo, Laouratou Diallo, Ibrahima Diallo, Abdoul Diallo, Mamadou Bobo Diallo, Mamadou Pathe Diallo, Fatoumata Traore Diallo, Sankarela Diallo, and Marliatou Bah.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
2/18/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.678 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Griselda Lopez Negrete.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced
2/8/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.685 : To amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced
2/9/2005)      Cosponsors (88)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action:
5/13/2005
Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.
Note: For further action, see
S.256, which became Public Law 109-8 on
4/20/2005.

 

H.R.688 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to bar the admission, and facilitate the removal, of alien terrorists and their supporters and fundraisers, to secure our borders against terrorists, drug traffickers, and other illegal aliens, to facilitate the removal of illegal aliens and aliens who are criminals or human rights abusers, to reduce visa, document, and employment fraud, to temporarily suspend processing of certain visas and immigration benefits, to reform the legal immigration system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] (introduced
2/9/2005)      Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action:
4/4/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.698 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny citizenship at birth to children born in the United States of parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens.
Sponsor: Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-10] (introduced
2/9/2005)      Cosponsors (84)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action:
3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.719 : To facilitate the sale of United States agricultural products to Cuba, as authorized by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000.
Sponsor: Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] (introduced
2/9/2005)      Cosponsors (33)
Committees: House International Relations; House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action:
5/13/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.

 

H.R.738 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Esther Karinge.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 2/9/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

H.R.751 : To reauthorize and improve the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program by promoting work, family, and opportunity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced
2/10/2005)      Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action:
3/14/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.

 

H.R.780 : To amend section 5202 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to provide for assured funding for more Border Patrol agents.
Sponsor: Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] (introduced 2/10/2005)      Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 3/17/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.

 

H.R.789 : -- Private Bill; For the relief of Alemseghed Mussie Tesfamical.
Sponsor: Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] (introduced 2/10/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

 

 

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