Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) introduced H.R. 4088, the “Secure America through Verification and Enforcement” (SAVE) Act last year. This three part plan would drastically reduce illegal immigration using border security, employer verification, and interior enforcement. Border security would be accomplished by increasing manpower and technological and infrastructure improvements on the northern and southern borders, including 8,000 new Border Patrol Agents.
It would expand the “E-Verify” program and give employers tools they need to to efficiently and quickly ensure that the people they employ are here legally.
The SAVE Act gives the tools, resources and infrastructure necessary to enforce existing federal laws. It would give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) more agents and more training and would provide assistance for state and local law enforcement.
Nancy Pelosi is doing everything she can to stop this bill. We have a chance to go around her and get this bill directly to a floor vote! This is called a “discharge petition,” which requires 218 signatures to force a vote. Right now, the petition has received 188 signatures. About 75 more Republicans have signed the petition than joined as cosponsors, only 10 of the 49 Democrat cosponsors have signed the petition. Please contact your U.S. Representative and demand that they support bringing the SAVE Act to the floor for a vote.