Assessment of H.R. 994- LEAVE Act

Among many immigration enforcement bills introduced, The Loophole Elimination and Verification Enforcement Act was included. This act would penalize anyone who assists with illegal border crossing. Through this act, if an individual gets caught for human smuggling, their term of imprisonment would increase. It also mandates an employer’s participation in the E-Verify program as well as prohibits undocumented immigrants from receiving a driver’s license. This bill goes as far as to prevent any child born in the United States to an undocumented immigrant from obtaining United States citizenship.


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