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S. 3414 - Visa Efficiency and E-Verify Extension Act of 2008

Immigration. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to recapture family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visas in the future, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Visa Efficiency and E-Verify Extension Act of 2008

S. 3414 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to recapture family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visas in the future, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to recapture family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visas in the future, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Visa Efficiency and E-Verify Extension Act of 2008
Sponsor
Robert Menendez
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Alien labor
  • Business
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Employee selection
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigrants
  • Internet
  • Labor
  • Religion
  • Small business
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Visas
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    Major Actions
    Introduced7/31/2008
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/31/2008
    7/31/2008Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    73 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Visa Efficiency and E-Verify Extension Act of 2008

    73 organizations supported this bill

    Accenture
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    ACE Clearwater Enterprises
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Akamai Technologies
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Altera
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    American Council of Engineering Companies
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    American Council on International Personnel
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    American Electronics Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    American Immigration Lawyers Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    ARCH Venture Partners
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Association of American Universities
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Authoria
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Autodesk
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Borealis Ventures
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    BSA - The Software Alliance
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Business Roundtable
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Cadence Design Systems
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Cisco Systems
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Computer & Communications Industry Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Courion
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Cummins
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Deere & Company
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    EnerNOC
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Entertainment Software Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    ExxonMobil
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    F5 Networks
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Freescale Semiconductor
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Google
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Greenough Communications
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Illinois Manufacturers' Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Indiana Manufacturers Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Information Technology Association of America
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Information Technology Industry Council
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    InfoSpace
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Intel Corporation
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Intellectual Ventures
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Isobar
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Jazz Semiconductor
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Jefferies and Company
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Kalido
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    LSI
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Master Marine
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    MathWorks
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Microsoft
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Miles Fiberglass & Composites
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Molecular
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    National Foreign Trade Council
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    National Semiconductor
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    NetApp
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    ON Semiconductor
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Oracle
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Phoenix Closures
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Quality Float Works
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Salesforce.com
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Semiconductor Industry Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Semiconductor Research Corporation
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    SimpleTuition
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    SkillSoft
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Society for Human Resource Management
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Software & Information Industry Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Strongwell
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Stuller
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Synopsys
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    T-Mobile
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    TechNet
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Texas Instruments
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Textile Rental Services Association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    tooling and manufacturing association
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
    Verisign
    undersigned (2008, September 10). CompeteAmerica Letter to Congress. Retrieved February 5, 2014, from Business Roundtable.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$97,103$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$488,015$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$10,000$0
    John BarrassoRWY$101,939$0
    Max BaucusDMT$654,438$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$731,396$0
    Bob BennettRUT$264,697$0
    Joe BidenDDE$359,688$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$217,418$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$581,253$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$669,622$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$565,542$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$171,300$0
    Jim BunningRKY$240,716$0
    Richard BurrRNC$581,367$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$170,215$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,149,107$0
    Ben CardinDMD$477,254$0
    Tom CarperDDE$212,291$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$714,353$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$754,236$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$3,250,473$0
    Tom CoburnROK$180,429$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$189,600$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$974,401$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$530,076$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$269,652$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$708,759$0
    John CornynRTX$938,098$0
    Larry CraigRID$50,350$0
    Mike CrapoRID$185,900$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$671,950$0
    Chris DoddDCT$708,958$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$629,972$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$135,750$0
    Byron DorganDND$290,409$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$633,810$0
    John EnsignRNV$410,724$0
    Mike EnziRWY$174,151$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$484,268$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$590,418$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$289,670$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$357,696$0
    Judd GreggRNH$272,945$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$79,605$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$382,040$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$575,103$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$530,208$0
    Jim InhofeROK$238,462$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$225,910$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$390,049$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$191,100$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$580,891$0
    John F. KerryDMA$293,275$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$355,747$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$686,074$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$712,346$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$463,041$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$355,404$0
    Carl LevinDMI$354,794$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,251,088$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$387,537$0
    Dick LugarRIN$310,782$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$692,077$0
    John McCainRAZ$189,490$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$487,978$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$972,690$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,185,289$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$347,292$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$334,903$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$805,718$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$357,619$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$638,680$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$1,241,963$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$306,381$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$231,194$0
    Harry ReidDNV$638,045$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$329,340$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$420,993$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$777,479$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$161,736$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$644,240$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$320,455$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$540,571$0
    Gordon SmithROR$708,750$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$223,805$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,452,663$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$528,663$0
    Ted StevensRAK$442,966$0
    John SununuRNH$629,964$0
    Jon TesterDMT$317,122$0
    John ThuneRSD$860,632$0
    David VitterRLA$522,929$0
    George VoinovichROH$650,356$0
    John WarnerRVA$12,000$0
    Jim WebbDVA$442,375$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$459,421$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$385,744$0
    Ron WydenDOR$405,578$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$97,103$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$488,015$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$10,000$0
    John BarrassoRWY$101,939$0
    Max BaucusDMT$654,438$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$731,396$0
    Bob BennettRUT$264,697$0
    Joe BidenDDE$359,688$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$217,418$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$581,253$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$669,622$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$565,542$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$171,300$0
    Jim BunningRKY$240,716$0
    Richard BurrRNC$581,367$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$170,215$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,149,107$0
    Ben CardinDMD$477,254$0
    Tom CarperDDE$212,291$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$714,353$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$754,236$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$3,250,473$0
    Tom CoburnROK$180,429$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$189,600$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$974,401$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$530,076$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$269,652$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$708,759$0
    John CornynRTX$938,098$0
    Larry CraigRID$50,350$0
    Mike CrapoRID$185,900$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$671,950$0
    Chris DoddDCT$708,958$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$629,972$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$135,750$0
    Byron DorganDND$290,409$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$633,810$0
    John EnsignRNV$410,724$0
    Mike EnziRWY$174,151$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$484,268$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$590,418$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$289,670$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$357,696$0
    Judd GreggRNH$272,945$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$79,605$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$382,040$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$575,103$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$530,208$0
    Jim InhofeROK$238,462$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$225,910$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$390,049$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$191,100$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$580,891$0
    John F. KerryDMA$293,275$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$355,747$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$686,074$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$712,346$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$463,041$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$355,404$0
    Carl LevinDMI$354,794$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,251,088$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$387,537$0
    Dick LugarRIN$310,782$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$692,077$0
    John McCainRAZ$189,490$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$487,978$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$972,690$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,185,289$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$347,292$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$334,903$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$805,718$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$357,619$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$638,680$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$1,241,963$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$306,381$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$231,194$0
    Harry ReidDNV$638,045$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$329,340$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$420,993$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$777,479$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$161,736$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$644,240$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$320,455$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$540,571$0
    Gordon SmithROR$708,750$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$223,805$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,452,663$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$528,663$0
    Ted StevensRAK$442,966$0
    John SununuRNH$629,964$0
    Jon TesterDMT$317,122$0
    John ThuneRSD$860,632$0
    David VitterRLA$522,929$0
    George VoinovichROH$650,356$0
    John WarnerRVA$12,000$0
    Jim WebbDVA$442,375$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$459,421$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$385,744$0
    Ron WydenDOR$405,578$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Schools & colleges$7,392,161
    Business services$6,530,929
    Investment banking$5,790,995
    Computer software$4,097,255
    Venture capital$3,801,591
    Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$3,102,963
    Management consultants & services$3,042,076
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,312,018
    Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$1,982,636
    Computer components & accessories$1,616,277
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,413,144
    Cell/wireless service providers$1,180,445
    Computer manufacture & services$1,169,662
    Fabricated metal products$976,118
    Other financial services$699,821
    Farm machinery & equipment$622,062
    Education$609,431
    Manufacturing$586,874
    Search Engine/Email Services$574,103
    Ship building & repair$505,720
    Internet & Online Services$404,162
    Paper, glass & packaging materials$343,730
    Marketing research services$339,080
    Chambers of commerce$319,238
    General business associations$250,735
    Glass products$199,850
    Jewelry$154,220
    Laundries & dry cleaners$112,920
    Hosting/Cloud Services$36,500
    International trade associations$4,250

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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