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H.R.264 Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 09, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Immigration and Border Security

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Homeland Security

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Homeland Security - Border and Maritime Security

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  • 17% of users support H.R.264

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  • H.R.264 has been viewed 103,492 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This legislation seeks to provide increased protection and eligibility for family-sponsored immigrants. Eligibility is extended by doubling the number of available visas from 480,000 to 960,000, by offering legalization to aliens who have been in the US for five years or are children, and by providing undocumented Haitians in the US with access to lawful permanent resident status. Additionally, the bill includes immigrant protections relating to the context of sex-related crimes as well as calling for the enhancement of Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security capacities.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This legislation seeks to provide increased protection and eligibility for family-sponsored immigrants. Eligibility is extended by doubling the number of available visas from 480,000 to 960,000, by offering legalization to aliens who have been in the US for five years or are children, and by providing undocumented Haitians in the US with access to lawful permanent resident status. Additionally, the bill includes immigrant protections relating to the context of sex-related crimes as well as calling for the enhancement of Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security capacities.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Holland and Knight

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    • Siskind Susser

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    • National Border Patrol Council

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    • Joseph Famuyide

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Federation for American Immigration Reform

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      I know that the organization Federation for American Immigration Reform opposes H.R.264

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 30, 2009, by myopencongress - We do not want a bill that will automatically give citizenship to all of the people who have broken United States laws and entered the U.S.A. illegally. Nor do we want to automatically give citizenship to their children. All people who want to be in the USA need to apply for citizenship and obey the laws of this nation. If an American were to go to another country and break the laws we would not expect them to say it's ok and provide for all our social and medical needs. Breaking the law should never be rewarded.

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      As noted by myopencongress, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 30, 2009, "We do not want a bill that will automatically give citizenship to all of the people who have broken United States laws and entered the U.S.A. illegally. Nor do we want to automatically give citizenship to their children. All people who want to be in the USA need to apply for citizenship and obey the laws of this nation. If an American were to go to another country and break the laws we would not expect them to say it's ok and provide for all our social and medical needs. Breaking the law should never be rewarded. "
    • On February 26, 2009, by Anonymous - It provides a path to legaization in which four years and nine month after approval the former ILLEGAL alien can now naturalize and become an USC. If you boil down the elements he is correct "that will automatically give citizenship" just have to file, pay the fee and pass an simple exam. Why reward those who entered illegally many financing drug smugglers and terrorist with their payments to coyotes? Should we not reward those who awaited legally outside the US for their number to come up? What message do you want to send the world, come to the US illegally and jump in front of those who do things the legal way?

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 26, 2009, "It provides a path to legaization in which four years and nine month after approval the former ILLEGAL alien can now naturalize and become an USC. If you boil down the elements he is correct "that will automatically give citizenship" just have to file, pay the fee and pass an simple exam. Why reward those who entered illegally many financing drug smugglers and terrorist with their payments to coyotes? Should we not reward those who awaited legally outside the US for their number to come up? What message do you want to send the world, come to the US illegally and jump in front of those who do things the legal way?"
    • On February 10, 2009, by beanwarrior - Is the word Illegal not understood? Their first act is to enter the US and knowingly violate the law by either entering without inspection, or overstaying a visa. Why should the US people reward them by allowing them status because they evaded the law long enough?

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      As noted by beanwarrior, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 10, 2009, "Is the word Illegal not understood? Their first act is to enter the US and knowingly violate the law by either entering without inspection, or overstaying a visa. Why should the US people reward them by allowing them status because they evaded the law long enough? "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • hyundai elantra 2001 | Brian Wilson - July 17, 2011 by R4F4 - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h264/show. This bill is ending H1B for sure, but how will people get EB when there is no h1B or H1B renewal to wait for EB. Please add your views about this bill. Also, is there a IL chapter for IV? ... -

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      As noted by R4F4 on July 17, 2011, "http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h264/show. This bill is ending H1B for sure, but how will people get EB when there is no h1B or H1B renewal to wait for EB. Please add your views about this bill. Also, is there a IL chapter for IV? ... - " (http://brianwilsonomar.blogspot.com/2011/07/hyundai-elantra-2001.html)
    • apveemasmo - July 04, 2011 by tingbavebot - 02-18 04:23 PM. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h264/show. This bill is ending H1B for sure, but how will people get EB when there is no h1B or H1B renewal to wait for EB. Please add your views about this bill. ...

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      As noted by tingbavebot on July 04, 2011, "02-18 04:23 PM. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h264/show. This bill is ending H1B for sure, but how will people get EB when there is no h1B or H1B renewal to wait for EB. Please add your views about this bill. ..." (http://lwapveemasmo.blogspot.com/2011/07/images-imgdesc8-img-srcimgurl1-alt_7383.html)
    • forketemo: jessica alba long hair - June 22, 2011 by Kristene - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h264/show. This bill is ending H1B for sure, but how will people get EB when there is no h1B or H1B renewal to wait for EB. Please add your views about this bill. ... -

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      As noted by Kristene on June 22, 2011, "http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h264/show. This bill is ending H1B for sure, but how will people get EB when there is no h1B or H1B renewal to wait for EB. Please add your views about this bill. ... - " (http://forketemo.blogspot.com/2011/06/jessica-alba-long-hair.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Immigration System: Maybe Not So Broken - April 25, 2009 by Monthly Review - ... highlighting the pro-worker features of HR 2092, introduced by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston in 2005 (reintroduced in 2009 as HR 264). ...

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      As noted by Monthly Review on April 25, 2009, "... highlighting the pro-worker features of HR 2092, introduced by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston in 2005 (reintroduced in 2009 as HR 264). ..." (http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/wilson270409.html)
    • What Will President Obama Do About Immigration Reform? - January 26, 2009 by Carolina Newswire (press release), NC - Just in the last month, the US House of Representatives introduced the Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 (HR 264). ...

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      As noted by Carolina Newswire (press release), NC on January 26, 2009, "Just in the last month, the US House of Representatives introduced the Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 (HR 264). ..." (http://carolinanewswire.com/news/News.cgi?database=0001news.db&command=viewone&id=550&op=t)
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