Text: H.R.6000 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/21/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6000


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


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


A BILL

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 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”.

SEC. 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).