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Border Security bill (Identified by CRS)

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Securing America's Borders Act

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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for comprehensive reform and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

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03/16/2006Introduced in Senate

All Actions (90)

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04/07/2006Cloture on the bill not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 36 - 62. Record Vote Number: 90. (consideration: CR S3358; text: CR S3358)
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04/07/2006Motion by Senator Frist to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked [Record Vote Number 89] entered in Senate.
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04/07/2006Cloture on the motion to commit the bill not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 38 - 60. Record Vote Number: 89. (consideration: CR S3357-3358; text: CR S3357)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3424 Considered by Senate.
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3220 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3214 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3206 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3207 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3421 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3217 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3420 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3223 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3215 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3192 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348)
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3425 Considered by Senate.
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04/07/2006S.Amdt.3426 Considered by Senate.
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04/07/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3348-3359)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3192 Cloture on amendment SA 3192 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39 - 60. Record Vote Number: 88. (consideration: CR S3177; text: CR S3177)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3220 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3214 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3424 Considered by Senate.
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3206 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3207 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3217 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3421 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3223 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3215 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3420 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3192 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167)
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3425 Considered by Senate.
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04/06/2006S.Amdt.3426 Considered by Senate.
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04/06/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S3167-3199)
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04/05/2006Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2896; text: CR S2896)
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04/05/2006Cloture motion on the motion to commit the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2895-2896; text: CR S2895)
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3426 Amendment SA 3426 proposed by Senator Frist to Amendment SA 3425. (consideration: CR S2896; text: CR S2896) Of a technical nature.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3425 Amendment SA 3425 proposed by Senator Frist to Amendment SA 3424. (consideration: CR S2895-2896; text: CR S2896) To establish an effective date.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3424 Amendment SA 3424 proposed by Senator Frist to the motion to commit. (consideration: CR S2896)
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04/05/2006Motion by Senator Frist to commit to Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions that the committee report back forthwith the following amendment (SA 3424) made in Senate.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3421 Amendment SA 3421 proposed by Senator Nelson NE to Amendment SA 3420. (consideration: CR S2890-3895) Of a perfecting nature.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3420 Amendment SA 3420 proposed by Senator Sessions to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 3192. (consideration: CR S2890) Of a perfecting nature.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3220 Amendment SA 3220 proposed by Senator Nelson FL to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2852-2853; text: CR S2852) To use surveillance technology to protect the borders of the United States.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3214 Amendment SA 3214 proposed by Senator Santorum to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2850-2852; text: CR S2850) To designate Poland as a program country under the visa waiver program established under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3206 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850, S2856-2863)
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3207 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850)
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3217 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850)
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3215 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850)
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3223 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850)
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04/05/2006S.Amdt.3192 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850)
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04/05/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2850-2863, S2865-2896)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3192 Cloture motion on amendment SA 3192 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2793-2795; text: CR S2793)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3206 Motion to table amendment SA 3206 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay. 0 - 99. Record Vote Number: 87.
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3206 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2763, S2785-2791)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3207 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2763)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3217 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2763)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3215 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2763)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3223 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2763, S2704-2709; text: CR S2705)
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04/04/2006S.Amdt.3192 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2763)
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04/04/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2863-2895)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3193 Amendment SA 3193 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 91 - 1. Record Vote Number: 85. (text as modified: CR S2717-2718)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3210 Amendment SA 3210 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 6. Record Vote Number: 84. (text as modified: CR S2719-2720)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3217 Amendment SA 3217 proposed by Senator Mikulski to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2709-2717; text: CR S2709) To extend the termination date for the exemption of returning workers from the numerical limitations for temporary workers.
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3206 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3207 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3215 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3192 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3210 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699, S2719-2722)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3193 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699, S2717-2719)
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04/03/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699-2725)
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04/03/2006S.Amdt.3223 Amendment SA 3223 proposed by Senator Dorgan to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2704-2709; text: CR S2705) To allow United States citizens under 18 years of age to travel to Canada without a passport, to develop a system to enable United States citizens to take 24 hour excursions to Canada without a passport, and to limit the cost of passport cards or similar alternatives to passports to $20.
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03/31/2006S.Amdt.3215 Amendment SA 3215 proposed by Senator Isakson to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2685-2686; text: CR S2685) To demonstrate respect for legal immigration by prohibiting the implementation of a new alien guest worker program until the Secretary of Homeland Security certifies to the President and the Congress that the borders of the United States are reasonably sealed and secured.
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03/31/2006S.Amdt.3206 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2681)
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03/31/2006S.Amdt.3207 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2681)
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03/31/2006S.Amdt.3192 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2681)
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03/31/2006S.Amdt.3210 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2681)
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03/31/2006S.Amdt.3193 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2681)
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03/31/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2681-2686)
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3193 Amendment SA 3193 proposed by Senator Alexander to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2590) To prescribe the binding oath or affirmation of renunciation and allegiance required to be naturalized as a citizen of the United States, to encourage and support the efforts of prospective citizens of the United States to become citizens, and for other purposes.
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3210 Amendment SA 3210 proposed by Senator Bingaman to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2589-2590; text: CR S2589) To provide financial aid to local law enforcement officials along the Nation's borders, and for other purposes.
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3207 Amendment SA 3207 proposed by Senator Cornyn to Amendment SA 3206. (consideration: CR S2585-2589; text: CR S2585) To establish an enactment date.
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3206 Amendment SA 3206 proposed by Senator Kyl to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2584-2585, S2590-2594; text: CR S2584-2585) To make certain aliens ineligible for conditional nonimmigrant work authorization and status.
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3191 Amendment SA 3191 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 0. Record Vote Number: 83.
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3191 Amendment SA 3191 proposed by Senator Frist to Amendment SA 3192. (consideration: CR S2575-2576; text: CR S2575) To require the Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to collect statistics, and prepare reports describing the statistics, relating to deaths occurring at the border between the United States and Mexico.
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03/30/2006S.Amdt.3192 Amendment SA 3192 proposed by Senator Specter. (consideration: CR S2562) To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for comprehensive reform and to provide conditional nonimmigrant authorization for employment to undocumented aliens, and for other purposes.
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03/30/2006Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2553-2594)
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03/29/2006Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2511-2526)
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03/28/2006Cloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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03/27/2006Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2398-2399)
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03/16/2006Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2393; text: CR S2393)
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03/16/2006Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S2393)
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03/16/2006Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376.
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Introduced in Senate (03/16/2006)

Securing America's Borders Act - Provides for increases in the numbers of federal immigration enforcement-related positions and technological assets for use along the borders, including Department of Defense (DOD) equipment.

Provides for: (1) border control facilities construction; (2) land border port of entry construction and improvements; (3) border patrol checkpoints; and (4) fencing, barrier, and road construction and improvements in the Yuma and Tucson sectors.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to develop: (1) a comprehensive land and maritime border surveillance plan; (2) a National Strategy for Border Security; and (3) a southern border study.

Directs the Secretary of State to: (1) report to Congress on improving the exchange of North American security information; (2) work with Canada and Mexico to assist Guatemala and Belize in border security activities; and (3) work with appropriate countries to share information and track Central American gang members.

Provides for biometric data (including entry-exit data collection), document, and other border security enhancements.

Makes all aliens inadmissible on terrorism-related grounds ineligible for asylum. Increases the class of aliens ineligible on security-related grounds for cancellation of removal or voluntary departure.

Makes alien members of criminal street gangs inadmissible and deportable. Denies temporary protected status to gang members.

Revises alien smuggling provisions. Directs the Secretary to establish the American Local and Interior Enforcement Needs (ALIEN) Task Force to respond to the use of government transportation infrastructure to further unlawful alien trafficking.

Provides a mandatory minimum sentence for carrying or using a firearm during an alien smuggling crime.

Revises illegal entry, reentry after removal, and related criminal penalty provisions. Makes it a crime to knowingly be illegally present in the United States.

Revises passport and visa provisions. Criminalizes: (1) trafficking in passports; (2) executing a scheme to defraud a person in connection with any federal immigration matter; and (3) knowing use of any immigration document issued or designed for use by another.

Makes an alien convicted of a passport or visa violation inadmissible and removable.

Revises and increases penalties for marriage fraud.

Continues the institutional removal program (IRP) and authorizes its expansion to all states.

Revises voluntary departure provisions.

Prohibits the knowing sale of firearms to, or the possession of firearms by, an alien parolee.

Establishes a ten-year statute of limitations for specified immigration-related offenses.

States that no provision of law shall be construed to provide immigration benefits to an alien who poses a security threat, is under investigation for removal, or for whom background checks have not been completed.

Provides reimbursement to states and local government for costs associated with: (1) processing undocumented criminal aliens through the criminal justice system; and (2) immigration enforcement training.

Authorizes grants for Indian tribes with lands adjacent to an international border of the United States that have been adversely affected by illegal immigration.

Revises alien registration provisions.

Requires, with exceptions, mandatory detention of an alien apprehended illegally seeking to enter the United States at a U.S. port of entry or land or maritime border as of October 1, 2006. Provides that during the interim period an alien must post a bond of at least $5,000 for release pending a removal hearing.

Includes in the definition of aggravated felony a third drunk driving conviction.

Requires expedited removal of an illegal alien apprehended within 100 miles of the border and within 14 days of entry.

Prohibits certain sex offenders from sponsoring an immigrant applicant.

Affirms state law enforcement authority to assist (including transfer to federal custody) the federal government in enforcing U.S. immigration laws during the normal course of law enforcement duties. Provides for related federal reimbursement of state costs.

Provides for listing of immigration violators in the National Crime Information Center Database.

Makes it unlawful to: (1) knowingly hire, recruit, or refer an unauthorized alien; or (2) hire, recruit, or refer a person without complying with identification and employment documentation verification requirements.

Directs the Secretary to implement, and sets forth the provisions of, an electronic employment verification system.

Establishes in the Treasury the Employer Compliance Fund.

Provides for visa backlog reductions. Authorizes unused visa number recapture. Exempts immediate relatives of U.S. citizens from the annual cap on family-based immigration. Increases: (1) employment-based green cards; and (2) per-country limits for family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants. Reallocates immigrant visas.

Revises student visa and advanced degree visa provisions.

Makes the J-1 visa (medical services in underserved areas) program permanent.

Consolidates immigration appeals into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Authorizes the Board of Immigration Appeals to reverse an immigration judge's removal decision without remand.

Eliminates judicial review of visa revocation.

Authorizes reinstatement of a prior removal order against an alien illegally reentering the United States.

Requires an alien applying for withholding of removal to establish that his or her life or freedom would be threatened in the country of return, and that race, religion, nationality, or political or social group would be a central factor in such threat.

Subjects removal appeals to an initial certification of reviewability process by a single judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Limits attorney awards in final orders of removal.

Requires, with exceptions, the Board of Immigration Appeals to hear cases in three-member panels.