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H.R. 6000 (112th): Validating Entitlement Recipients through Indicated Federal Immigration Status Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2012 (Introduced).


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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6000

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2012

(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

A BILL

To require verification of the immigration status of recipients of Federal benefit programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

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.

2.

In general

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. 1320b–7).