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Weekly Round-Up of Immigration Related Legislation (5/26/09)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09052760 (posted May. 27, 2009)"

The following immigration-related bills were introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate this week:

H.R. 2261
Introduced by Rep. Maloney (D-NY) on 05/05/09
Summary: To designate Greece as a program country for purposes of the visa waiver program established under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Liberian Refugee Immigration Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 2258)
Introduced by Rep. Kennedy (D-RI) on 05/05/09
Summary: To adjust the immigration status of certain Liberian nationals who were provided refuge in the United States.

H.R. 2282
Introduced by Rep. King (R-NY) on 05/06/09
Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.

Security and Fairness Enhancement (SAFE) for America Act of 2009 (H.R. 2305)
Introduced by Rep. Goddlatte (R-VA) on 05/07/09
Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.

H.R. 2412
Introduced by Rep. Hirono (D-HI) on 05/14/09
Summary: To exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.

Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal (CLEAR) Act of 2009 (H.R. 2406)
Introduced by Rep. Blackburn (R-TN) on 05/14/09
Summary: To provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

Social Security Number Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention Act (H.R. 2472)
Introduced by Rep. Coffman (R-CO) on 05/19/09
Summary: To prevent the fraudulent use of social security account numbers by allowing the sharing of social security data among agencies of the United States for identity theft prevention and immigration enforcement purposes, and for other purposes.

S.1071
Introduced by Sen. Chambliss (R-GA) on 05/19/09
Summary: A bill to protect the national security of the United States by limiting the immigration rights of individuals detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act (H.R. 2536)
Introduced by Rep. Wexler (D-FL) on 05/20/09
Summary: To provide relief for the shortage of nurses in the United States, and for other purposes.

Note: Each week hundreds of bills are introduced into the House and Senate, and the likelihood of any particular bill moving is usually very small. The bills posted on this page represent all immigration-related legislation introduced this week, not legislation AILA believes is important or likely to succeed.

Stay tuned to AILA's News from the Hill page for updates on pressing legislative activity.