Amendment sought to increase civil penalties against employers who do not comply with the Employment Eligibility Verification System; provide for the distribution of the proceeds of the penalties to States and localities; and require such funds provided to a State, county, or municipality be used for costs incurred in providing public services to aliens not lawfully present in the United States.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 16 printed in House Report 109-350 to increase the fines on businesses for knowingly hiring unauthorized aliens to $50,000. Proceeds would be shared with state and local government and are restricted for use to help cover the costs associated with providing services to undocumented immigrants.

House Amendment Code:

(A030)

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