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Round-Up of Immigration Related Legislation (Nov 2009)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09120267 (posted Dec. 2, 2009)"

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

Military Families Act (S. 2757)

Introduced by Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) on 11/09/09
Summary: A bill to authorize the adjustment of status for immediate family members of persons who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts and for other purposes.

Foreign Students Social Security Numbers Reform Act of 2009 (H.R. 4145)

Introduced by Rep. Johnson (R-TX) on 11/19/2009
Summary: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit the issuance of social security account numbers to nonimmigrant aliens who are admitted to the United States as students in order to pursue a full course of study or their spouses or minor children unless such aliens are applicants for or recipients of benefits under a program financed by the Federal Government.

Employ America Act (S. 2804)

Introduced by Sen. Sanders (I-VT) on 11/19/2009
Summary: A bill to require employers to certify that they have not and will not lay off a large number of employees before they are allowed to employ foreign workers 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.

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