H.R. 3308 (111th): SAVE Act of 2009

Jul 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jul 23, 2009
Heath Shuler
Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district
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Jul 23, 2009
73 pages
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Full Title

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


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118 cosponsors (82R, 36D) (show)

House Agriculture

Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition

House Armed Services

Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities

House Education and the Workforce

Workforce Protections

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Immigration and Border Security

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2009 or SAVE Act of 2009 - 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) accountable financing under the Secure Border Initiative;
(7) emergency deployment of Border Patrol agents; and
(8) expansion of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism along the northern and southern borders.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to check against terrorist watchlists those persons suspected of alien smuggling and smuggled individuals who are interdicted at U.S. 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.
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 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.
Authorizes border relief grants for local law enforcement agencies within 25 miles of the southern U.S. border.
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 immigration 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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