H. R. 6000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 21, 2012
Mr. Akin (for himself, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Kingston, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Jones, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Huelskamp, and Mr. Harper) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To require verification of the immigration status of recipients of Federal benefit programs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Validating Entitlement Recipients
through Indicated Federal Immigration Status Act of 2012
or as the
VERIFI Act of 2012.
No person may receive
a Federal public benefit (as such term is defined in section 401(c) of the
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8
U.S.C. 1611(c)) unless that person’s immigration status is in
satisfactory immigration status as defined and in accordance
with the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program
established by section 1137 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.