H.R. 4088 (110th): SAVE Act of 2007

Nov 06, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 2368 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 15, 2007

S. 2366 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 15, 2007

Heath Shuler
Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district
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Nov 06, 2007
73 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3308 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2009

S. 2368 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 15, 2007


This bill was introduced on November 6, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 06, 2007
Referred to Committee Nov 06, 2007
Full Title

To provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program.


No summaries available.

157 cosponsors (108R, 49D) (show)

House Agriculture

House Armed Services

Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities

House Education and the Workforce

Workforce Protections

House Homeland Security

House Natural Resources

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Immigration and Border Security

House Ways and Means

Social Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007 or SAVE Act of 2007 - Sets forth border security and enforcement provisions, including provisions respecting:
(1) increases in Border Patrol and investigative personnel;
(2) recruitment of former military personnel;
(3) use of Department of Defense (DOD) equipment;
(4) infrastructure improvements;
(5) aerial and other surveillance;
(5) a national strategy to secure the borders;
(6) emergency deployment of Border Patrol agents; and
(7) expansion of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism along the northern and southern borders.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act and specified maritime law sections to revise alien smuggling provisions.
Sets forth provisions respecting border security on certain federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior.
Border Law Enforcement Act - Authorizes a border relief grant program for a tribal, state, or local law enforcement agency in a county within 25 miles of the southern border of the United States.
Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make the basic employment eligibility confirmation pilot program permanent.
Sets forth conditions for the mandatory use of the E-verify system.
Requires: (1) employer/employee notification of social security number mismatches and multiple uses, and related information sharing with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and (2) establishment of electronic birth and death registration systems.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) penalize specified employers for failure to correct information returns; and (2) prohibit employers from deducting from gross income wages paid to unauthorized aliens, with an exception for an employer participating in the basic employment eligibility confirmation program.
Increases criminal alien program (CAP) personnel.
Establishes within DHS a rewards program to assist in the elimination of commercial operations to produce or sell fraudulent immigration-related documents and to assist in the investigation, prosecution, or disruption of commercial alien smuggling operations.
Provides for: (1) increased alien detention facilities; (2) additional district court judgeships; and (3) a media campaign to inform the public of changes made by this Act including a multilingual media campaign explaining noncompliance penalties.

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