Royce Announces Introduction of Bipartisan Immigration Enforcement Bill
Washington, Nov 6 - Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) joined a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress to announce the introduction of the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act.
"This bill does what the American people want us to do - to enforce our immigration laws," said Royce, a coauthor of the SAVE Act, at the press conference.
Illegal immigration is one of the most pressing issues facing our nation. Americans are angry that their government is not taking action.
The SAVE Act is a three-point plan to reduce illegal immigration. This legislation will help secure America's borders, implement mandatory work authorization verification, and reduce illegal immigration through interior enforcement. It will help to restore the integrity of our nation's borders and reestablish respect for our immigration laws
The bill increases Border Patrol agents by 8,000 and utilizes new technology to secure the border. It closes the existing loopholes in E-Verify to stop multiple people using the same Social Security number and to detect people using stolen identities. And it provides state and local law enforcement the tools they need to enforce immigration laws and expedites the removal of illegal aliens.
"Current immigration policies are obviously a failure. It is past time we strengthen operational control of our borders and it is good to see a bipartisan solution that moves us in the right direction," said Royce.