To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2006
Length: 256 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 16, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
35 Cosponsors (34 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Congressional Hearing Examines Illegal Immigration”
— Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 17, 2006
“Lofgren: “Republicans All Talk, No Action on Illegal Immigration and Border Security””
— Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA18] on Jun 28, 2006
“America Deserves Better Immigration Legislation”
— Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on May 25, 2006
Dec 6, 2005
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 8, 2005
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 15, 2005
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 610 (109th).
Dec 16, 2005
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 621 (109th).
Dec 16, 2005
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 4437 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4437. This is the one from the 109th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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