Summary: H.R.4313 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4313. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/14/2005)

TRUE Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2005 - Sets forth border security-related provisions, including provisions respecting: (1) construction of fencing and security improvements in the the Pacific Ocean-Gulf of Mexico border area; (2) increased availability of Department of Defense (DOD) equipment on the southern border; and (3) construction of additional ports of entry.

Provides for increases in funding, personnel, and technology at the federal, state, and local level for immigration and border enforcement and visa security, worksite enforcement, document integrity, immigration fraud, and detention and removal of illegal aliens.

Establishes in the Department of Justice a position of Assistant Attorney General for Immigration Enforcement.

Revises provisions respecting: (1) the integrated entry and exit data system; (2) registration of aliens in the United States; (3) state and local enforcement of immigration laws; and (4) National Crime Information Center listing of immigration violators.

Provides for: (1) construction or acquisition of additional alien detention facilities; (2) federal custody of, and state or local compensation for, state or locally apprehended illegal aliens; (3) immigration-related training for state and local personnel; (4) personal liability immunity to the same extent as corresponding federal immunity for state or local personnel enforcing immigration laws within the scope of their duties; and (5) civil rights money damage immunity for state or local agencies enforcing immigration laws unless their personnel violated criminal law in such enforcement.

Authorizes grants to border-adjacent Indian tribes adversely affected by illegal immigration for law enforcement, health care, environmental restoration, and cultural preservation.

Revises visa and alien status provisions, including: (1) visa waiver program suspension; (2) diversity immigrant program elimination; (3) family sponsored immigrant allocations; and (4) visa compliance bonds.

Continues, and expands to all states, the institutional removal program (IRP).

Restricts citizenship-by-birth provisions.

Denies immigration benefits to alien terrorists or criminals.

Revises temporary protected status provisions.

Employment Security Act of 2005 - Revises the work eligibility verification program.

Directs the Commissioner for Social Security to establish an alien work eligibility database.

Revises social security card anti-fraud and related provisions.

Sets forth Internal Revenue Service (IRS) work eligibility verification provisions. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make an illegal alien ineligible for nonresident alien tax status; and (2) prohibit a deduction for compensation paid to an unauthorized worker.

Increases alien smuggling penalties.

Establishes criminal penalties and forfeiture for aliens unlawfully present in the United States. Increases criminal penalties for marriage fraud and immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud. Revises criminal and civil penalties for improper entry and related actions by an alien. Increases criminal penalties for illegal entry and failure to depart violations. Increases criminal and civil penalties for document fraud, benefit fraud, and false citizenship claims.

Makes aliens participating in criminal street gangs inadmissible and deportable.

Revises specified voluntary departure, detention, and removal provisions.

Provides for: (1) expedited removal of criminal aliens; and (2) detention alternative pilot programs.