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Round-Up of Immigration Related Legislation (July 2009)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09073162 (posted Jul. 31, 2009)"

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

Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 (S. 1472)
Introduced by Sen. Durbin (D-IL) on 7/20/09
Summary: A bill to establish a section within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to enforce human rights laws, to make technical and conforming amendments to criminal and immigration laws pertaining to human rights violations, and for other purposes.

Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 3289)
Introduced by Rep. Hunter (R-CA) on 7/22/09
Summary: To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to construct not less than 350 miles of reinforced fencing along the United States-Mexico border and to gain operational control over such border.

Introduced by Sen. Pryor (D-AR) on 7/23/09
Summary: A bill to provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program, 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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