S.2117 - ENFORCE Act

A bill to clarify the circumstances under which a person born in the United States is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to provide for criminal penalties for forging Federal documents, to establish a National Border Neighborhood Watch Program, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: ENFORCE Act as introduced.
  • Short: Engaging the Nation to Fight for Our Right to Control Entry Act as introduced.
  • Short: Citizenship Reform Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to clarify the circumstances under which a person born in the United States is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to provide for criminal penalties for forging Federal documents, to establish a National Border Neighborhood Watch Program, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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12/15/05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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James Inhofe

R-OK

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Official Summary

Engaging the Nation to Fight for Our Right to Control Entry Act or the ENFORCE Act - Directs the Commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to establish a National Border Neighborhood Watch Program (Program) to permit retired law enforcement officers and civilia

Official Summary

Engaging the Nation to Fight for Our Right to Control Entry Act or the ENFORCE Act - Directs the Commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to establish a National Border Neighborhood Watch Program (Program) to permit retired law enforcement officers and civilian volunteers to combat illegal immigration into the United States. Establishes in the USCBP a Border Regiment Assisting in Valuable Enforcement Force (BRAVE Force), which shall consist of retired law enforcement officers, employed to carry out the Program. Directs USCBP to provide for civilian participation. Imposes criminal penalties for federal document forgery, counterfeiting, or alteration. Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to provide additional penalties for an alien who is illegally in the United States. Increases criminal penalties for first-time illegal entry. Provides for a field office of the Office of Investigations of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Authorizes assistance to Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, for a demonstration project to assess the feasibility of establishing a nationwide e-learning training course to be used by state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers to enhance the ability of such officers to assist federal immigration officers in the enforcement of immigration laws of the United States. Citizenship Reform Act - Provides citizenship at birth for a person born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States only if such child was born in the United States to parents, one of whom is:
(1) a U.S. national; or
(2) a lawful permanent resident alien residing in the United States. Prohibits any federal agency from establishing an individual's identity, and prohibits providing any public benefits funded in whole or in part by federal funds, without specified documents. Requires independent verification of birth records provided in support of a social security application. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:
(1) work with states to establish a common data protocol for electronic birth and death registration systems; and
(2) coordinate implementation of electronic verification of a person's life and death. Provides for:
(1) temporary social security cards for nonimmigrants; and
(2) mandatory employer and subsequent employee notification of social security number mismatches and multiple uses. Provides for individual taxpayer identification number (TIN) sharing between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Provides for fencing and security improvements along the southern U.S. border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, including creation and control of a specified border zone. Requires a study and report on the use of technology to prevent unlawful immigration. Makes it unlawful to operate a day laborer center if the operator knows, or should know, that the center is being used to secure employment for illegal aliens. Makes it unlawful under INA to hire or refer an alien for employment knowing, or having reason to know, that the alien is unauthorized for employment.

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