H.R. 4437, The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (353 comments ↓)
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H.R. 4437 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to extend and expand a system to verify the eligibility of certain people for employment in the United States. The bill also would require DHS to reimburse counties along the southern U.S. border for costs relating to the detention of illegal aliens, increase the number of border inspection personnel, deploy radiation portal monitors at ports of entry, and establish an Office of Air and Marine Operations within DHS. The bill would establish mandatory minimum prison sentences for a number of offenses relating to illegal entry into the United States and would establish civil and criminal penalties for such crimes. Finally, H.R. 4437 would make many other amendments to current law and changes to existing DHS procedures that aim to increase the security of U.S. borders.