Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1261 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Amendment as Submitted (06/13/2013)

This Amendment appears on page S4486 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1259. Mr. WICKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 1618, between lines 11 and 12, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 3722. LISTING OF IMMIGRATION VIOLATORS IN THE NATIONAL 
                   CRIME INFORMATION CENTER DATABASE.

       (a) Provision of Information to the NCIC.--Not later than 
     180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and 
     periodically thereafter as updates may require, the Secretary 
     shall provide the National Crime Information Center of the 
     Department of Justice with all the information in the 
     possession of the Secretary regarding--
       (1) any alien against whom a final order of removal has 
     been issued;
       (2) any alien who has entered into a voluntary departure 
     agreement;
       (3) any alien who has overstayed his or her authorized 
     period of stay; and
       (4) any alien whose visa has been revoked.
       (b) Inclusion of Information in Immigration Violators 
     File.--The National Crime Information Center shall enter the 
     information provided pursuant to subsection (a) into the 
     Immigration Violators File of the National Crime Information 
     Center database, regardless of whether--
       (1) the alien received notice of a final order of removal;
       (2) the alien has already been removed; or
       (3) sufficient identifying information is available with 
     respect to the alien.
       (c) Conforming Amendment.--
       (1) In general.--Section 534(a) of title 28, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and
       (C) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) acquire, collect, classify, and preserve records of 
     violations by aliens of the immigration laws of the United 
     States, regardless of whether any such alien has received 
     notice of the violation or whether sufficient identifying 
     information is available with respect to any such alien or 
     whether any such alien has already been removed from the 
     United States; and''.
       (2) Effective date.--The Attorney General and the Secretary 
     shall ensure that the amendment made by paragraph (1) is 
     implemented not later than 6 months after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.

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       (d) Technology Access.--States shall have access to Federal 
     programs or technology directed broadly at identifying 
     inadmissible or deportable aliens.

     SEC. 3723. STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PROVISION OF 
                   INFORMATION ABOUT APPREHENDED ALIENS.

       (a) Provision of Information.--As a condition of receiving 
     compensation for the incarceration of undocumented criminal 
     aliens pursuant to section 241(i) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)), grants under the ``Cops 
     on the Beat'' program authorized under part Q of title I of 
     the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 
     U.S.C. 3796dd et seq.), or other law enforcement grants from 
     the Department or the Department of Justice, each State, and 
     each political subdivision of a State, shall, in a timely 
     manner, provide the Secretary with the information specified 
     in subsection (b) with respect to each alien apprehended in 
     the jurisdiction of the State, or in the political 
     subdivision of the State, who is believed to be inadmissible 
     or deportable.
       (b) Information Required.--The information required under 
     this subsection is--
       (1) the alien's name;
       (2) the alien's address or place of residence;
       (3) a physical description of the alien;
       (4) the date, time, and location of the encounter with the 
     alien and the reason for stopping, detaining, apprehending, 
     or arresting the alien;
       (5) the alien's driver's license number, if applicable, and 
     the State of issuance of such license;
       (6) the type of any other identification document issued to 
     the alien, if applicable, any designation number contained on 
     the identification document, and the issuing entity for the 
     identification document;
       (7) the license plate number, make, and model of any 
     automobile registered to, or driven by, the alien, if 
     applicable;
       (8) a photo of the alien, if available or readily 
     obtainable; and
       (9) the alien's fingerprints, if available or readily 
     obtainable.
       (c) Annual Report on Reporting.--The Secretary shall 
     maintain, and annually submit to the Congress, a detailed 
     report listing the States, or the political subdivisions of 
     States, that have provided information under subsection (a) 
     in the preceding year.
       (d) Reimbursement.--The Secretary shall reimburse States, 
     and political subdivisions of a State, for all reasonable 
     costs, as determined by the Secretary, incurred by the State, 
     or the political subdivision of a State, as a result of 
     providing information under subsection (a).
       (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
     this section.
       (f) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
     construed to require law enforcement officials of a State, or 
     of a political subdivision of a State, to provide the 
     Secretary with information related to a victim of a crime or 
     witness to a criminal offense.
       (g) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on the 
     date that is 120 days after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act and shall apply with respect to aliens apprehended on or 
     after such date.

     SEC. 3724. STATE VIOLATIONS OF ENFORCEMENT OF IMMIGRATION 
                   LAWS.

       (a) In General.--Section 642 of the Illegal Immigration 
     Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 
     1373) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``Immigration and Naturalization Service'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``Department of Homeland 
     Security'';
       (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``may'' and inserting 
     ``shall'';
       (3) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``no person or agency may'' and inserting 
     ``a person or agency shall not'';
       (B) by striking ``doing any of the following with respect 
     to information'' and inserting ``undertaking any of the 
     following law enforcement activities''; and
       (C) by striking paragraphs (1) through (3) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(1) Notifying the Federal Government regarding the 
     presence of inadmissible and deportable aliens who are 
     encountered by law enforcement personnel of a State or 
     political subdivision of a State.
       ``(2) Complying with requests for information from Federal 
     law enforcement.
       ``(3) Complying with detainers issued by the Department of 
     Homeland Security.
       ``(4) Issuing policies in the form of a resolutions, 
     ordinances, administrative actions, general or special 
     orders, or departmental policies that violate Federal law or 
     restrict a State or political subdivision of a State from 
     complying with Federal law or coordinating with Federal law 
     enforcement.''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(d) Compliance.--
       ``(1) In general.--A State, or a political subdivision of a 
     State, that has in effect a statute, policy, or practice that 
     prohibits law enforcement officers of the State, or of a 
     political subdivision of the State, from assisting or 
     cooperating with Federal immigration law enforcement in the 
     course of carrying out the officers' routine law enforcement 
     duties shall not be eligible to receive, for a minimum period 
     of 1 year--
       ``(A) any of the funds that would otherwise be allocated to 
     the State or political subdivision under section 241(i) of 
     the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)) or the 
     `Cops on the Beat' program under part Q of title I of the 
     Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
     3796dd et seq.); or
       ``(B) any other law enforcement or Department of Homeland 
     Security grant.
       ``(2) Annual determination and report.--The Secretary 
     shall--
       ``(A) annually determine which States or political 
     subdivisions of a State are ineligible for certain Federal 
     funding pursuant to paragraph (1); and
       ``(B) submit a report to Congress by March 1st of each year 
     that lists such States and political subdivisions.
       ``(3) Other reports.--The Attorney General shall issue a 
     report concerning the compliance of any particular State or 
     political subdivision at the request of the Committee on the 
     Judiciary of the Senate or the Committee on the Judiciary of 
     the House of Representatives.
       ``(4) Certification.--Any jurisdiction that is described in 
     paragraph (1) shall be ineligible to receive Federal 
     financial assistance described in paragraph (1) until after 
     the Attorney General certifies that the jurisdiction no 
     longer prohibits its law enforcement officers from assisting 
     or cooperating with Federal immigration law enforcement.
       ``(5) Reallocation.--Any funds that are not allocated to a 
     State or to a political subdivision of a State pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) shall be reallocated to States, or to political 
     subdivisions of States, that comply with such subsection.
       ``(e) Construction.--Nothing in this section shall require 
     law enforcement officials from States, or from political 
     subdivisions of States, to report or arrest victims or 
     witnesses of a criminal offense.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, 
     except that subsection (d) of section 642 of the Illegal 
     Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 
     (8 U.S.C. 1373), as added by this section, shall take effect 
     beginning on the date that is 1 year after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
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  SA 1260. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3722. STANDARDS FOR SHORT-TERM CUSTODY BY U.S. CUSTOMS 
                   AND BORDER PROTECTION.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall, in 
     consultation with the Office for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties of the Department, prescribe regulations 
     establishing standards for short-term custody of aliens by 
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection that provide for basic 
     minimums of care at all facilities of U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection that hold aliens in custody, including Border 
     Patrol stations, ports of entry, checkpoints, forward 
     operating bases, secondary inspection areas, and short-term 
     custody facilities.
       (b) Requirements.--
       (1) In general.--The regulations prescribed under 
     subsection (a) shall include standards with respect to the 
     following:
       (A) Limits on detention space capacity.
       (B) The availability of potable water and food.
       (C) Access to bathroom facilities and hygiene items.
       (D) Sleeping arrangements for detainees held overnight.
       (E) Adequate climate control.
       (F) Access to language-appropriate forms and materials that 
     include an explanation of the consequences of signing such 
     forms.
       (G) Pregnant women and individuals with medical needs.
       (H) Reasonable accommodations in accordance with the 
     Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et 
     seq.).
       (I) Access to emergency medical care, if necessary.
       (J) Access to facilities by nongovernmental organizations.
       (K) Transferring detainees to facilities of U.S. 
     Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and of the Office for 
     Refugee Resettlement.
       (2) Additional standards.--The Secretary may prescribe such 
     additional standards with respect to the short-term custody 
     of aliens as the Secretary considers appropriate.
       (c) Inspections.--
       (1) Inspections by ombudsman for immigration related 
     concerns.--The Ombudsman for Immigration Related Concerns 
     established by section 104 of the Homeland Security Act of 
     2002, as added by section 1114, shall--
       (A) inspect the facilities described in subsection (a) not 
     less frequently than annually; and
       (B) make the results of the inspections available to the 
     public without the need to submit a request under section 552 
     of title 5, United States Code.
       (2) Inspections by border oversight task force.--Each 
     facility described in subsection (a) shall be available for 
     inspection by members of the Department of Homeland Security 
     Border Oversight Task Force established by section 1113.
       (d) Certification.--Not later than 18 months after the 
     issuance of the regulations required by subsection (a), the 
     Secretary

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     shall certify to Congress that the regulations have been 
     fully implemented.
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  SA 1261. Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. Coats, and Ms. Landrieu) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 
744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. RECOGNITION OF STATE COURT DETERMINATIONS OF NAME 
                   AND BIRTH DATE.

       Section 320 (8 U.S.C. 1431) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``(c) A Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal 
     document issued or requested to be amended under this section 
     shall reflect the child's name and date of birth as indicated 
     on a birth certificate, certificate of birth facts, 
     certificate of birth abroad, or similar State vital records 
     document issued by the child's State of residence in the 
     United States after the child has been adopted or readopted 
     in that State.''.
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  SA 1262. Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. Coats, and Ms. Landrieu) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 
744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1231, between lines 12 and 13, insert the 
     following:
       (g) Emergency Entry for Adoptees and Minor Relatives.--
     Section 212(d)(5) (8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(5)(A) The Attorney General may'' and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(5) Parole.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Director of U.S. Citizenship and 
     Immigration Services (referred to in this paragraph as the 
     `Director')'';
       (2) by striking ``Attorney General'' each place such term 
     appears and inserting ``Director'';
       (3) in subparagraph (A)--
       (A) by striking ``in his discretion'' and inserting ``in 
     the discretion of the Director, may'';
       (B) by striking ``he may'' and inserting ``the Director 
     may'';
       (C) by striking ``he was'' and inserting ``the alien was''; 
     and
       (D) by striking ``his case'' and inserting ``the alien's 
     case'';
       (4) by striking ``(B)'' and inserting the following:
       ``(C) Limitation.--''; and
       (5) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:
       ``(B) Special use of parole authority.--
       ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this Act, the Director, in the discretion of the Director, 
     may grant parole into the United States to a child who is 
     unparented or otherwise in an emergent situation in the 
     child's country of origin or habitual residence if the 
     Director determines that--

       ``(I) the party or parties seeking parole on behalf of the 
     child have a preexisting relationship with the child, such as 
     a pending adoption case or a familial relationship;
       ``(II) the child is not subject to any ongoing 
     investigation or legal dispute as to custody in the child's 
     country of origin or habitual residence;
       ``(III) there is no explicit objection by the government of 
     the child's country of origin or habitual residence to the 
     United States granting parole to the child;
       ``(IV) the child will receive proper care in the United 
     States by the party or parties who seek parole on behalf of 
     the child, based on a review of the suitability of the party 
     or parties, which may include background checks or a home 
     study conducted by a licensed child placing agency;
       ``(V) the parties seeking parole on behalf of the child 
     will make every effort to follow the laws of the United 
     States and of the child's country of origin or habitual 
     residence in resolving any outstanding issues of custody 
     based on the best interests of the child; and
       ``(VI) the parties seeking parole on behalf of the child 
     intend--

       ``(aa) to reunite the child with the child's parents or 
     guardians at the first possible opportunity; or
       ``(bb) to seek to adopt the child permanently and legally.
       ``(ii) Tolling of 2-year periods.--If a child is granted 
     parole under this subparagraph--

       ``(I) the 2-year period for legal custody of the child with 
     respect to filing an immediate relative petition on behalf of 
     the child shall begin to toll on the date on which the party 
     or parties seeking parole on behalf of the child document a 
     grant of custody in the child's country of origin or habitual 
     residence or in the United States;
       ``(II) the 2-year period for physical custody of the child, 
     with respect to filing an immediate relative petition on 
     behalf of the child, shall begin to toll on the date on which 
     the child shares a residence with the party or parties 
     seeking parole in the child's country of origin or habitual 
     residence or in the United States; and
       ``(III) the requirement for approval of an immediate 
     relative petition that the 2 years of joint residence and 
     legal custody be spent outside the United States in cases 
     involving Hague Adoption Convention partner countries under 
     section 204.2(d)(2)(vii)(E) of title 8, Code of Federal 
     Regulations, shall not apply.''.

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  SA 1263. Mr. ISAKSON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration 
reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 954, beginning on line 3, strike ``and'' and all 
     that follows through ``(III)'' on line 4, and insert the 
     following:

       ``(III) an affidavit from aliens who are 18 years of age or 
     older stating that the alien--

       ``(aa) unlawfully entered the United States on or before 
     December 31, 2012; or
       ``(bb) remained in the United States after the expiration 
     of a valid visa, which expiration occurred before the date of 
     the enactment of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, 
     and Immigration Modernization Act.

       ``(IV)

       On page 1044, line 23, strike the period at the end and 
     insert the following: ", including an affidavit from aliens 
     who are 18 years of age or older stating that the alien--
       (i) unlawfully entered the United States on or before 
     December 31, 2012; or
       (ii) remained in the United States after the expiration of 
     a valid visa, which expiration occurred before the date of 
     the enactment of this Act.
       On page 1476, beginning on line 9, strike ``and'' and all 
     that follows through ``(E)'' on line 10, and insert the 
     following:
       ``(E) is 18 years of age or older and submits an affidavit 
     to the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General 
     stating that the alien--
       ``(i) unlawfully entered the United States on or before 
     December 31, 2012; or
       ``(ii) remained in the United States after the expiration 
     of a valid visa, which expiration occurred before the date of 
     the enactment of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, 
     and Immigration Modernization Act.
       ``(F)
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  SA 1264. Mr. CARDIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 1920, after line 13, add the following:

                        TITLE V--PRIVATE PRISONS

     SECTION 5001. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Private Prison Information 
     Act of 2013''.

     SEC. 5002. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT APPLICABLE FOR CONTRACT 
                   PRISONS.

       (a) In General.--Each applicable entity shall be subject to 
     section 552 of title 5, United States Code (popularly known 
     as the Freedom of Information Act), in the same manner as a 
     Federal agency operating a Federal prison or other Federal 
     correctional facility would be subject to such section of 
     title 5, including--
       (1) the duty to release information about the operation of 
     the non-Federal prison or correctional facility; and
       (2) the applicability of the exceptions and exemptions 
     available under such section.
       (b) Regulations.--A Federal agency that contracts with, or 
     provides funds to, an applicable entity to incarcerate or 
     detain Federal prisoners in a non-Federal prison or 
     correctional facility shall promulgate regulations or 
     guidance to ensure compliance by the applicable entity with 
     subsection (a).
       (c) No Federal Funds for Compliance.--No Federal funds may 
     be used to assist applicable entities with compliance with 
     this section or section 552 of title 5, United States Code.
       (d) Civil Action.--Any party aggrieved by a violation of 
     section 552 of title 5, United States Code, by an applicable 
     entity, as such section is applicable to such an entity in 
     accordance with subsection (a), may, in a civil action, 
     obtain appropriate relief against the applicable entity for 
     the violation.
       (e) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Non-federal prison or correctional facility.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``non-Federal prison or 
     correctional facility'' includes any non-Federal facility 
     described in subparagraph (B) that incarcerates or detains 
     Federal prisoners pursuant to a contract or intergovernmental 
     service agreement with--
       (i) the Federal Bureau of Prisons;
       (ii) Immigration and Customs Enforcement; or
       (iii) any other Federal agency.
       (B) Non-federal facilities.--A non-Federal facility is--
       (i) a privately owned prison or other privately owned 
     correctional facility; or
       (ii) a State or local prison, jail, or other correctional 
     facility.
       (2) Entity.--The term ``applicable entity'' means--
       (A) a nongovernmental entity contracting with, or receiving 
     funds from, the Federal Government to incarcerate or detain 
     Federal prisoners in a non-Federal prison or correctional 
     facility; or
       (B) a State or local governmental entity with an 
     intergovernmental service agreement with the Federal 
     Government to incarcerate or detain Federal prisoners in a 
     non-Federal prison or correctional facility.
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  SA 1265. Mr. CARDIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by

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him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title III, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 3722. PREEMPTION OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Preemption of state and local law.--Title I is (8 
     U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 107. PREEMPTION OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW.

       ``(a) Except as explicitly authorized or required by 
     Federal law, the provisions of this Act preempt any State or 
     local law or policy that--
       ``(1) imposes a civil or criminal sanction, impairment, or 
     liability on the basis of either immigration status or 
     violation of a provision of this Act or the Border Security, 
     Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act; or
       ``(2) requires the disclosure of immigration status as a 
     condition of receiving any dwelling, good, program, or 
     service.
       ``(b) Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
     construed to restrict the authority of a State or locality to 
     cooperate in the enforcement of Federal immigration law, to 
     the extent that such cooperation is explicitly authorized by 
     this Act or the he Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and 
     Immigration Modernization Act.''.
       (2) Table of contents amendment.--The table of contents in 
     the first section is amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 106 the following:

``Sec. 107. Preemption of State and local law.''.
       (b) Information Sharing Between State and Local Government 
     Agencies and the Department of Homeland Security.--
       (1) In general.--Section 434 of the Personal Responsibility 
     and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 
     1644) is amended to read as follows:

     ``SEC. 434. INFORMATION SHARING BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL 
                   GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   HOMELAND SECURITY.

       ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     Federal, State, or local law, no Federal, State, or local 
     government entity or official may prohibit, or in any way 
     restrict, any government entity or official from sending the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security information regarding the 
     citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any 
     individual.
       ``(b) Additional Authority of Government Entities.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or 
     local law, no person or agency may prohibit, or in any way 
     restrict, any government entity or official from doing any of 
     the following with respect to information regarding the 
     immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual:
       ``(1) Requesting such information from the Department of 
     Homeland Security.
       ``(2) Maintaining such information.
       ``(3) Exchanging such information with any other Federal 
     government entity.
       ``(c) Obligation to Respond to Requests.--The Secretary of 
     Homeland Security shall respond to a request by a Federal, 
     State, or local government agency, seeking to verify or 
     ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any 
     individual within the jurisdiction of the agency by providing 
     the requested verification or status information only when 
     the request is made for a purpose explicitly authorized or 
     required by Federal law.
       ``(d) Data Sharing.--For purposes of enforcing the anti-
     discrimination provision of title VI of the Civil Rights Act 
     of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the anti-discrimination provisions 
     in section 809 of the Omnibus Crime Control Act and Safe 
     Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3789d), the Civil Rights of 
     Institutionalized Persons Act (42 U.S.C. 1997 et seq.), and 
     other Federal civil rights laws, the Attorney General shall 
     have access to all data collected and maintained pursuant to 
     any request for verification under this section. No State or 
     local government entity shall publicly disclose any such data 
     unless explicitly authorized or required by Federal law. The 
     Secretary and Attorney General will enter into an agreement 
     setting forth the process for data sharing consistent with 
     the purpose of this subsection.''.
       (c) Table of Contents Amendment.--The table of contents in 
     section 2 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
     Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193; 110 Stat. 
     2105) by striking the item relating to section 434 and 
     inserting the following:

``Sec. 434. Information sharing between State and local government 
              agencies and the Department of Homeland Security.''.
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  SA 1266. Mr. CARDIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 968, strike lines 9 through 21 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(ii) Additional security screening.--The Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of 
     State, may conduct additional national security and law 
     enforcement background checks upon an intelligence based 
     determination by the Secretary of Homeland Security that the 
     alien represents an enhanced threat to national security.
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  SA 1267. Mr. CARDIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Strike section 3305 and insert the following:

     SEC. 3305. PROFILING.

       (a) Prohibition.--In making routine or spontaneous law 
     enforcement decisions, such as ordinary traffic stops, 
     Federal law enforcement officers may not use race, ethnicity, 
     religion, or national origin to any degree, except that 
     officers may rely on race, ethnicity, religion, or national 
     origin if a specific suspect description exists.
       (b) Exception.--In conducting activities in connection with 
     a specific investigation, Federal law enforcement officers 
     may consider race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin 
     only to the extent that there is trustworthy information, 
     relevant to the locality or time frame, that links persons of 
     a particular race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin to 
     an identified criminal incident or scheme. This standard 
     applies even where the use of race, ethnicity, religion, or 
     national origin might otherwise be lawful.
       (c) Intent.--This section is not intended to and should not 
     impede the ability of Federal, State, and local law 
     enforcement officers to protect the United States and the 
     people of the United States from any threat, be it foreign or 
     domestic.
       (d) Defined Term.--In this section, the term ``Federal law 
     enforcement officer'' means any officer, agent, or employee 
     of the United States authorized by law or by a Government 
     agency to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, 
     investigation, or prosecution of any violation of Federal 
     law.
       (e) Study and Regulations.--
       (1) Data collection.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall begin 
     collecting data regarding the individualized immigration 
     enforcement activities of covered Department of Homeland 
     Security officers.
       (2) Study.--Not later than 180 days after data collection 
     under paragraph (1) commences, the Secretary shall complete a 
     study analyzing the data.
       (3) Regulations.--Not later than 90 days after the date the 
     study required by paragraph (2) is completed, the Secretary, 
     in consultation with the Attorney General, shall issue 
     regulations regarding the use of race, ethnicity, and any 
     other suspect classifications the Secretary deems appropriate 
     by covered Department of Homeland Security officers.
       (4) Reports.--Not later than 30 days after completion of 
     the study required by paragraph (2), the Secretary shall 
     submit the study to--
       (A) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate;
       (B) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of 
     Representatives;
       (C) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;
       (D) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives;
       (E) the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate; and
       (F) the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (5) Defined term.--In this subsection, the term ``covered 
     Department of Homeland Security officer'' means any officer, 
     agent, or employee of United States Customs and Border 
     Protection, United States Immigration and Customs 
     Enforcement, or the Transportation Security Administration.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1268. Mr. MANCHIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration 
reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 1122. MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COSTS OF SALARIES OF CONTRACTOR 
                   EMPLOYEES.

       Section 4304(a)(16) of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting before the period at the end the 
     following: ``, except that in the case of contracts with the 
     Department of Homeland Security or the National Guard while 
     operating in Federal status that relate to border security, 
     the limit on the costs of compensation of all executives and 
     employees of contractors is the annual amount payable under 
     the aggregate limitation on pay as established by the Office 
     of Management and Budget (currently $230,700)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1269. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 897, strike lines 7 through 13 and insert the 
     following:
       (a) In General.--In addition to positions authorized before 
     the date of the enactment of this Act and any existing 
     officer vacancies within U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
     on such date, the Secretary shall, subject to the 
     availability of appropriations for such purpose, hire, train, 
     and assign to duty, by not later than September 30, 2018, 
     4,000 full-

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     time U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to serve on 
     all inspection lanes (primary, secondary, incoming, and 
     outgoing) and enforcement teams at United States land ports 
     of entry on the Southern border.
       (b) Waiver of Personnel Limitation.--The Secretary may 
     waive any limitation on the number of full-time equivalent 
     personnel assigned to the Department in order to fulfill the 
     requirements under subsection (a).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1270. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 856, line 5, strike ``Act,'' and insert ``Act and a 
     notice that the mandatory exit data system required by 
     section 3303(a)(2) is established as required by such 
     section,''.
       On page 857, strike lines 15 through 19 and insert the 
     following:
       (iv) the Secretary has implemented the biometric air and 
     sea entry and exit data system in accordance with the 
     applicable requirements set forth in section 7208 of the 
     Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (8 
     U.S.C. 1365b).
       Beginning on page 1455, strike line 20 and all that follows 
     through page 1456, line 8.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1271. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 856, line 5, strike ``Act,'' and insert ``Act and a 
     notice that employers in the United States with more than 500 
     employees are required to participate in the Employment 
     Verification System under section 274A(d)(2)(E) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by section 
     3101,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1272. Mrs. SHAHEEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration 
reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 1861, beginning on line 24, strike ``each of the 
     most recent 2 years.'' and insert ``at least 2 of the most 
     recent 3 years.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1273. Mr. CARPER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. VISA OVERSTAY NOTIFICATION PILOT PROGRAM.

       (a) Establishment of Pilot Program.--Not later than 1 year 
     after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
     establish a pilot program to explore the feasibility and 
     effectiveness of notifying individuals who have traveled to 
     the United States from a foreign nation that the terms of 
     their admission to the United States are about to expire, 
     including individuals that entered with a visa or through the 
     visa waiver program.
       (b) Requirements.--In establishing the pilot program 
     required under subsection (a), the Secretary shall--
       (1) provide for the collection of contact information, 
     including telephone numbers and email addresses, as 
     appropriate, of individuals traveling to the United States 
     from a foreign nation; and
       (2) randomly select a pool of participants in order to form 
     a statistically significant sample of people who travel to 
     the United States each year to receive notification by 
     telephone, email, or other electronic means that the terms of 
     their admission to the United States is about to expire.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date on which 
     the Secretary establishes the pilot program under subsection 
     (a), the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on 
     whether the telephone or email notifications have a 
     statistically significant effect on reducing the rates of 
     visa overstays in the United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1274. Mr. CARPER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION TRANSITING 
                   THROUGH MEXICO.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of State, in conjunction 
     with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall develop a 
     strategy to address the unauthorized immigration of 
     individuals who transit through Mexico.
       (b) Requirements.--The strategy developed under subsection 
     (a) shall include--
       (1) specific steps the Federal Government will take to 
     enhance the training, resources, and professionalism of 
     border and law enforcement officials in Mexico, Honduras, El 
     Salvador, Guatemala, and other countries, as appropriate; and
       (2) specific steps the Federal Government will take to 
     educate nationals of the countries described in paragraph (1) 
     about the perils of the journey to the United States, 
     including how this Act will increase the likelihood of 
     apprehension, increase criminal penalties associated with 
     illegal entry, and make finding employment in the United 
     States more difficult.
       (c) Implementation of Strategy.--In carrying out the 
     strategy developed under subsection (a)--
       (1) the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination 
     with the Secretary of State, shall produce an educational 
     campaign and disseminate educational materials about the 
     perils of the journey across Mexico, the likelihood of 
     apprehension, and the difficulty of finding employment in the 
     United States; and
       (2) the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, shall--
       (A) provide training to border and law enforcement 
     officials to enable these officials to operate more 
     effectively, by using, to the greatest extent practicable, 
     Department of Homeland Security personnel to conduct the 
     training; and
       (B) provide technical assistance and equipment to border 
     officials, including computers, document readers, and other 
     forms of technology that may be needed.
       (d) Report to Congress.--The Secretary of State, in 
     conjunction with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall--
       (1) submit to Congress the strategy developed under 
     subsection (a); and
       (2) provide a briefing to the appropriate Congressional 
     committees on the strategy.
       (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--The Secretary of 
     Homeland Security may use such sums as are necessary from the 
     Comprehensive Immigration Trust Fund established under 
     section 6(a)(1) to carry out this section.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1275. Mr. CARPER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Strike section 1106 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1106. ACHIEVING PERSISTENT SURVEILLANCE.

       (a) Analysis of Operational Requirements.--
       (1) In general.--As part of the Comprehensive Southern 
     Border Security Strategy under section 5, and in order to 
     achieve the goal of persistent surveillance, the Commissioner 
     of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall undertake a 
     sector by sector analysis of the border to determine what 
     specific technologies are most effective in identifying 
     illegal cross-border traffic for each particular Border 
     Patrol sector and station along the border.
       (2) Requirements.--The analysis conducted under paragraph 
     (1) shall--
       (A) include a comparison of the costs and benefits for each 
     type of technology;
       (B) estimate total life cycle costs for each type of 
     technology; and
       (C) identify specific performance metrics for assessing the 
     performance of the technologies.
       (b) Enhancements.--In order to achieve surveillance over 
     the southwest border 24 hours per day for 7 days per week and 
     using the analysis conducted under subsection (a), the 
     Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall--
       (1) deploy additional mobile, video, and man-portable 
     surveillance systems;
       (2) ensure, to the extent practicable, that all aerial 
     assets, including assets owned before the date of enactment 
     of this Act, are outfitted with advanced sensors that can be 
     used to detect cross-border activity and deploy agents, 
     including infrared cameras, radars, or other technologies as 
     appropriate;
       (3) deploy tethered aerostat systems, including systems to 
     detect low flying aircraft across the entire border, as well 
     as systems to detect the movement of people and vehicles;
       (4) operate unarmed unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with 
     advanced sensors in every Border Patrol sector to ensure 24 
     hours per day coverage for 7 days a week, unless--
       (A) severe or prevailing weather precludes operations in a 
     given sector;
       (B) the Secretary determines that national security 
     requires unmanned aerial vehicles to be deployed elsewhere; 
     or
       (C) the governor of a State requests that the Secretary 
     deploy unmanned aerial vehicles to assist with disaster 
     recovery efforts or other law enforcement activities; and
       (5) deploy unarmed additional fixed-wing aircraft and 
     helicopters.
       (c) Limitation.--
       (1) In general.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), Border 
     Patrol may not operate unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles in 
     the San Diego and El Centro Sectors, except within 3 miles of 
     the Southern border.
       (2) Exception.--The limitation under this subsection shall 
     not restrict the maritime operations of U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection.
       (d) Fleet Consolidation.--In acquiring technological assets 
     under subsection (b), the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection shall, to the greatest extent practicable, 
     implement a plan for streamlining the fleet of aircraft, 
     helicopters, aerostats, and unmanned aerial vehicles of U.S. 
     Customs and Border Protection to generate savings in 
     maintenance costs and training costs for pilots and other 
     personnel needed to operate the assets.

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       (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--In addition to 
     amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated, there is 
     authorized to appropriated to U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
     subsection (a) during fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1276. Mr. CARPER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 898, after line 22, insert the following:
       (e) Technology and Equipment.--
       (1) In general.--To help facilitate cross border traffic 
     and provide increased situational awareness of inbound and 
     outbound trade and travel, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs 
     and Border Protection shall deploy a variety of fixed and 
     mobile technologies, in addition to the technologies in use 
     as of the date of enactment of this Act, at ports of entry, 
     including--
       (A) hand-held biometric and document readers;
       (B) license plate readers;
       (C) radio frequency identification documents and readers;
       (D) interoperable communication devices;
       (E) nonintrusive scanning equipment; and
       (F) document scanning kiosks.
       (2) Requirements.--In carrying out paragraph (1), the 
     Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall--
       (A) consult with officers and agents in the field;
       (B) use, to the maximum extent practicable, commercial off 
     the shelf technology; and
       (C) prioritize the deployment of such technology based on 
     the needs of each port of entry.
       (3) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection shall submit to the appropriate 
     Congressional committees a report on the deployment of 
     technology under paragraph (1), including expenditures made 
     and any measurable gains in increased security and trade and 
     travel efficiency for each technology.
       (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--The Secretary, acting 
     through the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection, may use such sums as are necessary from the 
     Comprehensive Immigration Trust Fund established under 
     section 6(a)(1) to carry out this section.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1277. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 857, lines 1 and 2, strike ``is substantially 
     deployed and substantially operational'' and insert ``is 100 
     percent deployed and 100 percent operational''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1278. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive 
immigration reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS.

       (a) In General.--Section 214(c) (8 U.S.C. 1184(c)) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(15) Whistleblower protections.--
       ``(A) Prohibitions.--A person may not discharge, demote, 
     suspend, threaten, harass, or in any other manner 
     discriminate against an employee in the terms and conditions 
     of employment because such employee--
       ``(i) has filed or is about to file a complaint, instituted 
     or caused to be instituted any proceeding, testified, 
     assisted, or will testify, or cooperated or seeks to 
     cooperate, in an investigation or other proceeding concerning 
     compliance with the requirements under this title or any rule 
     or regulation pertaining to this title or any covered claim;
       ``(ii) has disclosed or is about to disclose information to 
     the person or to any other person or entity, that the 
     employee reasonably believes evidences a violation of this 
     title or any rule or regulation pertaining to this title, or 
     grounds for any covered claim;
       ``(iii) has assisted or participated, or is about to assist 
     or participate, in any manner in a proceeding or in any other 
     action to carry out the purposes of this title or any covered 
     claim;
       ``(iv) furnished, or is about to furnish, information to 
     the Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security, 
     the Department of Justice, or any Federal, State, or local 
     regulatory or law enforcement agency relating to a violation 
     of this title or any covered claim; or
       ``(v) objected to, or refused to participate in, any 
     activity, policy, practice, or assigned task that the 
     employee (or other such person) reasonably believed to be in 
     violation of any provision of this Act or any other Act, or 
     any order, rule, regulation, standard, or ban under any Act.
       ``(B) Enforcement.--
       ``(i) In general.--An employee who believes that he or she 
     has suffered a violation of subparagraph (A) may seek relief 
     in accordance with the procedures, notifications, burdens of 
     proof, remedies, and statutes of limitation set forth in 
     section 1514A of title 18, United States Code.
       ``(ii) Appeal.--

       ``(I) Jurisdiction.--Any person adversely affected or 
     aggrieved by an order issued under clause (i) may obtain 
     review of the order in the United States Court of Appeals 
     for--

       ``(aa) the circuit in which the violation, with respect to 
     which the order was issued, allegedly occurred; or
       ``(bb) the circuit in which the complainant resided on the 
     date of such violation.

       ``(II) Filing deadline.--A petition for review under this 
     subparagraph shall be filed not later than 60 days after the 
     date on which the final order was issued by the Secretary of 
     Labor.
       ``(III) Applicable law.--A review under this subparagraph 
     shall conform to the provisions set forth in chapter 7 of 
     title 5, United States Code.
       ``(IV) Stay of order.--Unless ordered by the court, the 
     commencement of proceedings under this subparagraph shall not 
     operate as a stay of the order by the Secretary of Labor.

       ``(C) Education.--Each person, entity, and institution 
     covered by this Act shall--
       ``(i) prominently communicate to all sectors and ranks of 
     its labor force the rights and responsibilities under this 
     Act; and
       ``(ii) provide associated education and training to all 
     sectors and ranks of its labor force through notifications, 
     postings, mailings, and training classes, supplemented with 
     publicly accessible online materials on the requirements of, 
     and developments that would affect the implementation of this 
     Act.
       ``(D) No limitation on rights.--Nothing in this paragraph 
     may be construed to diminish the rights, privileges, or 
     remedies of any employee under any Federal or State law, 
     equity, or under any collective bargaining agreement. The 
     rights and remedies set forth in this paragraph may not be 
     waived by any agreement, policy, form, or condition of 
     employment.
       ``(E) Definitions.--In this paragraph:
       ``(i) Covered claim.--The term `covered claim' means any 
     claim, petition, charge, complaint, or grievance filed with, 
     or submitted to, a Federal, State, or local agency or court, 
     relating to the violation of applicable Federal or State 
     labor or employment laws.
       ``(ii) Disclose.--The term `disclose' means to make a 
     formal or informal communication or transmission.
       ``(iii) Employee.--The term `employee' means--

       ``(I) a current or former nonimmigrant alien admitted 
     pursuant to section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(B); or
       ``(II) persons performing or formerly performing 
     substantially the same work as such nonimmigrants in a 
     related workplace.''.

       (b) Rulemaking.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and after an opportunity for 
     notice and comment, the Secretary of Labor shall promulgate 
     regulations to carry out the amendment made by subsection 
     (a).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1279. Mr. REID (for Mr. Hoeven) submitted an amendment intended to 
be proposed by Mr. Reid of NV to the resolution S. Res. 154, calling 
for free and fair elections in Iran, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       Strike all after the resolving clause and insert the 
     following: ``That the Senate--
       (1) recalls Senate Resolution 386, 112th Congress, agreed 
     to March 5, 2012, which called for free and fair elections in 
     Iran;
       (2) reaffirms the commitment of the United States to 
     democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of 
     law, including the universal rights of freedom of assembly, 
     freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of 
     association;
       (3) expresses support for freedom, human rights, civil 
     liberties, and rule of law in Iran, and for elections that 
     are free and fair;
       (4) expresses strong support for the people of Iran in 
     their peaceful calls for a representative and responsive 
     democratic government that respects human rights, civil 
     liberties, and the rule of law;
       (5) condemns the widespread human rights violations of the 
     Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
       (6) calls on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran 
     to respect freedom of expression and association in Iran by--
       (A) holding elections that are free, fair, and responsive 
     to the people of Iran, including by refraining from 
     disqualifying candidates for political reasons;
       (B) ending arbitrary detention, torture, and other forms of 
     harassment against media professionals, human rights 
     defenders and activists, and opposition figures, and 
     releasing all individuals detained for exercising freedom of 
     the press, assembly, association, and expression;
       (C) lifting legislative restrictions on freedom of the 
     press, assembly, association, and expression; and
       (D) allowing the Internet to remain free and open and 
     allowing domestic and international media to operate freely;
       (7) calls on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran 
     to allow international election monitors to be present for 
     the June 14, 2013, election; and
       (8) urges the President of the United States, the Secretary 
     of State, and other world leaders--

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       (A) to express support for the rights and freedoms of the 
     people of Iran, including to democratic self-government;
       (B) to engage with the people of Iran and support their 
     efforts to promote human rights and democratic reform, 
     including supporting civil society organizations that promote 
     democracy and governance;
       (C) to support policies and programs that preserve free and 
     open access to the Internet in Iran; and
       (D) to condemn elections that are not free and fair and 
     that do not meet international standards.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1280. Mr. REID (for Mr. Hoeven) submitted an amendment intended to 
be proposed by Mr. Reid of NV to the resolution S. Res. 154, calling 
for free and fair elections in Iran, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       Strike the preamble and insert the following:
       Whereas democracy, human rights, and civil liberties are 
     universal values and fundamental principles of the foreign 
     policy of the United States;
       Whereas an essential element of democratic self-government 
     is for leaders to be chosen and regularly held accountable 
     through elections that are organized and conducted in a 
     manner that is free, fair, inclusive, and consistent with 
     international standards;
       Whereas governments in which power does not derive from 
     free and fair elections lack democratic legitimacy;
       Whereas elections in Iran are marred by the 
     disqualification of candidates based on their political 
     views, the absence of credible international observers, 
     widespread intimidation and repression of candidates, 
     political parties, and citizens, and systemic electoral fraud 
     and manipulation;
       Whereas elections in Iran consistently involve severe 
     restrictions on freedom of expression, assembly, and 
     association, including censorship, surveillance, disruptions 
     in telecommunications, and the absence of a free media;
       Whereas the current president of Iran came to office 
     through an election on June 12, 2009, that was widely 
     condemned in Iran and throughout the world as neither free 
     nor fair and provoked large-scale peaceful protests 
     throughout Iran;
       Whereas authorities in Iran continue to hold several 
     candidates from the 2009 election under house arrest;
       Whereas the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran 
     banned more than 2,200 candidates from participating in the 
     March 2, 2012, parliamentary elections and refused to allow 
     domestic or international election observers to oversee those 
     elections;
       Whereas the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran 
     seeks to prevent the people of Iran from accessing news and 
     information by disrupting access to the Internet, including 
     blocking e-mail and social networking sites, limiting access 
     to foreign news and websites, and developing a national 
     Internet that will facilitate government censorship of news 
     and information, and by jamming international broadcasts such 
     as the Voice of America Persian News Network and Radio Farda, 
     a Persian language broadcast of Radio Free Europe/Radio 
     Liberty;
       Whereas authorities in Iran have announced that a 
     presidential election will be held on June 14, 2013; and
       Whereas the Guardian Council and the Supreme Leader of Iran 
     have blocked numerous candidates from participating in the 
     June 14, 2013, presidential election: Now, therefore be it
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1281. Mr. REID (for Mr. Hoeven) proposed an amendment to the 
resolution S. Res. 154, calling for free and fair elections in Iran, 
and for other purposes; as follows:

       Amend the title so as to read: ``Calling for free and fair 
     elections in Iran, and for other purposes.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1282. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Beginning on page 979, strike line 23 and all that follows 
     through page 980, line 5 and insert the following:
       ``(3) Ineligibility for public benefits.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     an alien who has been granted registered provisional 
     immigrant status under this section is not eligible for any 
     Federal means-tested public benefit (as such term is defined 
     and implemented in section 403 of the Personal Responsibility 
     and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 
     1613)).
       ``(B) Exception.--Any noncitizen who, after 6 years in 
     registered provisional immigrant status, satisfies the terms 
     and conditions for renewing such status and who, after having 
     been lawfully present in the United States for at least 10 
     years, satisfies the terms and conditions for adjusting to 
     lawful permanent residence, and who obtains lawful permanent 
     resident status, shall be deemed to be a qualified alien and 
     to have satisfied the 5-year waiting period for purposes of 
     section 402(a)(2)((L) and 403 of the Personal Responsibility 
     and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 
     1612(a)(2)(L) and 1613).''.
       ``(C) Application.--This paragraph shall not apply until 
     after the Secretary of State certifies that immigrant visas 
     have become available for all approved petitions for 
     immigrant visas that were filed under sections 201 and 203 
     before the date of enactment of the Border Security, Economic 
     Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
       On page 1060, strike lines 11 through 16, and insert the 
     following:
       (3) Ineligibility for public benefits.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), an 
     alien who has been granted blue card status is not eligible 
     for any Federal means-tested public benefit (as such term is 
     defined and implemented in section 403 of the Personal 
     Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 
     1996 (8 U.S.C. 1613)).
       (B) Exception.--Any noncitizen who has maintained blue card 
     status for at least 5 years, who satisfies the conditions for 
     adjusting to lawful permanent residence, and who obtains 
     lawful permanent resident status, shall be deemed to be a 
     qualified alien and to have satisfied the 5-year waiting 
     period for purposes of section 402(a)(2)((L) and 403 of the 
     Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation 
     Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1612(a)(2)(L) and 1613).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1283. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration 
reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 1920, after line 13, add the following:

                        TITLE V--JOBS FOR YOUTH

     SEC. 5101. DEFINITIONS.

       In this title:
       (1) Chief elected official.--The term ``chief elected 
     official'' means the chief elected executive officer of a 
     unit of local government in a local workforce investment area 
     or in the case in which such an area includes more than one 
     unit of general government, the individuals designated under 
     an agreement described in section 117(c)(1)(B) of the 
     Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2832(c)(1)(B)).
       (2) Local workforce investment area.--The term ``local 
     workforce investment area'' means such area designated under 
     section 116 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 
     U.S.C. 2831).
       (3) Local workforce investment board.--The term ``local 
     workforce investment board'' means such board established 
     under section 117 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 
     U.S.C. 2832).
       (4) Low-income youth.--The term ``low-income youth'' means 
     an individual who--
       (A) is not younger than 16 but is younger than 25;
       (B) meets the definition of a low-income individual 
     provided in section 101(25) of the Workforce Investment Act 
     of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2801(25)), except that States and local 
     workforce investment areas, subject to approval in the 
     applicable State plans and local plans, may increase the 
     income level specified in subparagraph (B)(i) of such section 
     to an amount not in excess of 200 percent of the poverty line 
     for purposes of determining eligibility for participation in 
     activities under section 5103; and
       (C) is in one or more of the categories specified in 
     section 101(13)(C) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 
     (29 U.S.C. 2801(13)(C)).
       (5) Poverty line.--The term ``poverty line'' means a 
     poverty line as defined in section 673 of the Community 
     Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902), applicable to a 
     family of the size involved.
       (6) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
     States of the United States, and the District of Columbia.

     SEC. 5102. ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUTH JOBS FUND.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established in the Treasury of 
     the United States an account that shall be known as the Youth 
     Jobs Fund (referred to in this title as ``the Fund'').
       (b) Deposits Into the Fund.--Out of any amounts in the 
     Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated 
     $1,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2014, which shall be paid to 
     the Fund, to be used by the Secretary of Labor to carry out 
     this title.
       (c) Availability of Funds.--Of the amounts deposited into 
     the Fund under subsection (b), the Secretary of Labor shall 
     allocate $1,500,000,000 to provide summer and year-round 
     employment opportunities to low-income youth in accordance 
     with section 5103 .
       (d) Period of Availability.--The amounts appropriated under 
     this title shall be available for obligation by the Secretary 
     of Labor until December 31, 2014, and shall be available for 
     expenditure by grantees (including subgrantees) until 
     September 30, 2015.

     SEC. 5103. SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AND YEAR-ROUND EMPLOYMENT 
                   OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME YOUTH.

       (a) In General.--From the funds available under section 
     5102(c), the Secretary of Labor shall make an allotment under 
     subsection (c) to each State that has a modification to a 
     State plan approved under section 112 of the Workforce 
     Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2822) (referred to in this 
     section as a ``State plan modification'') (or other State 
     request for funds specified in guidance under subsection (b)) 
     approved under subsection (d) and recipient under section 
     166(c) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C.

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     2911(c)) (referred to in this section as a ``Native American 
     grantee'') that meets the requirements of this section, for 
     the purpose of providing summer employment and year-round 
     employment opportunities to low-income youth.
       (b) Guidance and Application of Requirements.--
       (1) Guidance.--Not later than 20 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor shall issue 
     guidance regarding the implementation of this section.
       (2) Procedures.--Such guidance shall, consistent with this 
     section, include procedures for--
       (A) the submission and approval of State plan 
     modifications, for such other forms of requests for funds by 
     the State as may be identified in such guidance, for 
     modifications to local plans approved under section 118 of 
     the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2833) 
     (referred to individually in this section as a ``local plan 
     modification''), or for such other forms of requests for 
     funds by local workforce investment areas as may be 
     identified in such guidance, that promote the expeditious and 
     effective implementation of the activities authorized under 
     this section; and
       (B) the allotment and allocation of funds, including 
     reallotment and reallocation of such funds, that promote such 
     implementation.
       (3) Requirements.--Except as otherwise provided in the 
     guidance described in paragraph (1) and in this section and 
     other provisions of this title, the funds provided for 
     activities under this section shall be administered in 
     accordance with the provisions of subtitles B and E of title 
     I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2811 et 
     seq., 2911 et seq.) relating to youth activities.
       (c) State Allotments.--
       (1) In general.--Using the funds described in subsection 
     (a), the Secretary of Labor shall allot to each State the 
     total of the amounts assigned to the State under 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2).
       (2) Assignments to states.--
       (A) Minimum amounts.--Using funds described in subsection 
     (a), the Secretary of Labor shall assign to each State an 
     amount equal to \1/2\ of 1 percent of such funds.
       (B) Formula amounts.--The Secretary of Labor shall assign 
     the remainder of the funds described in subsection (a) among 
     the States by assigning--
       (i) one-half on the basis of the relative number of young 
     unemployed individuals in areas of substantial youth 
     unemployment in each State, compared to the total number of 
     young unemployed individuals in areas of substantial youth 
     unemployment in all States; and
       (ii) one-half on the basis of the relative number of 
     disadvantaged young adults and youth in each State, compared 
     to the total number of disadvantaged young adults and youth 
     in all States.
       (3) Reallotment.--If the Governor of a State does not 
     submit a State plan modification or other State request for 
     funds specified in guidance under subsection (b) by the date 
     specified in subsection (d)(2)(A), or a State does not 
     receive approval of such State plan modification or request, 
     the amount the State would have been eligible to receive 
     pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be allocated to States that 
     receive approval of State plan modifications or requests 
     specified in the guidance. Each such State shall receive a 
     share of the total amount available for reallotment under 
     this paragraph, in accordance with the State's share of the 
     total amount allotted under paragraph (2) to such State.
       (4) Definitions.--For purposes of paragraph (2):
       (A) Area of substantial youth unemployment.--The term 
     ``area of substantial youth unemployment'' means any 
     contiguous area that has a population of at least 10,000, and 
     that has an average rate of unemployment of at least 10 
     percent, among individuals who are not younger than 16 but 
     are younger than 25, for the most recent 12 months, as 
     determined by the Secretary of Labor.
       (B) Disadvantaged young adult or youth.--The term 
     ``disadvantaged young adult or youth'' means an individual 
     who is not younger than 16 but is younger than 25 who 
     received an income, or is a member of a family that received 
     a total family income, that, in relation to family size, does 
     not exceed the higher of--
       (i) the poverty line; or
       (ii) 70 percent of the lower living standard income level.
       (C) Young unemployed individual.--The term ``young 
     unemployed individual'' means an individual who is not 
     younger than 16 but is younger than 25.
       (d) State Plan Modification.--
       (1) In general.--For a State to be eligible to receive an 
     allotment of funds under subsection (c), the Governor of the 
     State shall submit to the Secretary of Labor a State plan 
     modification, or other State request for funds specified in 
     guidance under subsection (b), in such form and containing 
     such information as the Secretary may require. At a minimum, 
     such State plan modification or request shall include--
       (A) a description of the strategies and activities to be 
     carried out to provide summer employment opportunities and 
     year-round employment opportunities, including linkages to 
     training and educational activities, consistent with 
     subsection (f);
       (B) a description of the requirements the State will apply 
     relating to the eligibility of low-income youth, consistent 
     with section 5101(4), for summer employment opportunities and 
     year-round employment opportunities, which requirements may 
     include criteria to target assistance to particular 
     categories of such low-income youth, such as youth with 
     disabilities, consistent with subsection (f);
       (C) a description of the performance outcomes to be 
     achieved by the State through the activities carried out 
     under this section and the processes the State will use to 
     track performance, consistent with guidance provided by the 
     Secretary of Labor regarding such outcomes and processes and 
     with section 5104(b);
       (D) a description of the timelines for implementation of 
     the strategies and activities described in subparagraph (A), 
     and the number of low-income youth expected to be placed in 
     summer employment opportunities, and year-round employment 
     opportunities, respectively, by quarter;
       (E) assurances that the State will report such information, 
     relating to fiscal, performance, and other matters, as the 
     Secretary may require and as the Secretary determines is 
     necessary to effectively monitor the activities carried out 
     under this section;
       (F) assurances that the State will ensure compliance with 
     the requirements, restrictions, labor standards, and other 
     provisions described in section 5104(a); and
       (G) if a local board and chief elected official in the 
     State will provide employment opportunities with the link to 
     training and educational activities described in subsection 
     (f)(2)(B), a description of how the training and educational 
     activities will lead to the industry-recognized credential 
     involved.
       (2) Submission and approval of state plan modification or 
     request.--
       (A) Submission.--The Governor shall submit the State plan 
     modification or other State request for funds specified in 
     guidance under subsection (b) to the Secretary of Labor not 
     later than 30 days after the issuance of such guidance.
       (B) Approval.--The Secretary of Labor shall approve the 
     State plan modification or request submitted under 
     subparagraph (A) within 30 days after submission, unless the 
     Secretary determines that the plan or request is inconsistent 
     with the requirements of this section. If the Secretary has 
     not made a determination within that 30-day period, the plan 
     or request shall be considered to be approved. If the plan or 
     request is disapproved, the Secretary may provide a 
     reasonable period of time in which the plan or request may be 
     amended and resubmitted for approval. If the plan or request 
     is approved, the Secretary shall allot funds to the State 
     under subsection (c) within 30 days after such approval.
       (3) Modifications to state plan or request.--The Governor 
     may submit further modifications to a State plan modification 
     or other State request for funds specified under subsection 
     (b), consistent with the requirements of this section.
       (e) Within-State Allocation and Administration.--
       (1) In general.--Of the funds allotted to the State under 
     subsection (c), the Governor--
       (A) may reserve not more than 5 percent of the funds for 
     administration and technical assistance; and
       (B) shall allocate the remainder of the funds among local 
     workforce investment areas within the State in accordance 
     with clauses (i) and (ii) of subsection (c)(2)(B), except 
     that for purposes of such allocation references to a State in 
     subsection (c)(2)(B) shall be deemed to be references to a 
     local workforce investment area and references to all States 
     shall be deemed to be references to all local workforce 
     investment areas in the State involved.
       (2) Local plan.--
       (A) Submission.--In order to receive an allocation under 
     paragraph (1)(B), the local workforce investment board, in 
     partnership with the chief elected official for the local 
     workforce investment area involved, shall submit to the 
     Governor a local plan modification, or such other request for 
     funds by local workforce investment areas as may be specified 
     in guidance under subsection (b), not later than 30 days 
     after the submission by the State of the State plan 
     modification or other State request for funds specified in 
     guidance under subsection (b), describing the strategies and 
     activities to be carried out under this section.
       (B) Approval.--The Governor shall approve the local plan 
     modification or other local request for funds submitted under 
     subparagraph (A) within 30 days after submission, unless the 
     Governor determines that the plan or request is inconsistent 
     with requirements of this section. If the Governor has not 
     made a determination within that 30-day period, the plan 
     shall be considered to be approved. If the plan or request is 
     disapproved, the Governor may provide a reasonable period of 
     time in which the plan or request may be amended and 
     resubmitted for approval. If the plan or request is approved, 
     the Governor shall allocate funds to the local workforce 
     investment area within 30 days after such approval.
       (3) Reallocation.--If a local workforce investment board 
     and chief elected official do not submit a local plan 
     modification (or other local request for funds specified in 
     guidance under subsection (b)) by the date specified in 
     paragraph (2), or the Governor disapproves a local plan, the 
     amount the local workforce investment area would have

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     been eligible to receive pursuant to the formula under 
     paragraph (1)(B) shall be allocated to local workforce 
     investment areas that receive approval of their local plan 
     modifications or local requests for funds under paragraph 
     (2). Each such local workforce investment area shall receive 
     a share of the total amount available for reallocation under 
     this paragraph, in accordance with the area's share of the 
     total amount allocated under paragraph (1)(B) to such local 
     workforce investment areas.
       (f) Use of Funds.--
       (1) In general.--The funds made available under this 
     section shall be used--
       (A) to provide summer employment opportunities for low-
     income youth, with direct linkages to academic and 
     occupational learning, and may be used to provide supportive 
     services, such as transportation or child care, that is 
     necessary to enable the participation of such youth in the 
     opportunities; and
       (B) to provide year-round employment opportunities, which 
     may be combined with other activities authorized under 
     section 129 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 
     U.S.C. 2854), to low-income youth.
       (2) Program priorities.--In administering the funds under 
     this section, the local board and chief elected official 
     shall give priority to--
       (A) identifying employment opportunities that are--
       (i) in emerging or in-demand occupations in the local 
     workforce investment area; or
       (ii) in the public or nonprofit sector and meet community 
     needs; and
       (B) linking participants in year-round employment 
     opportunities to training and educational activities that 
     will provide such participants an industry-recognized 
     certificate or credential (referred to in this title as an 
     ``industry-recognized credential'').
       (3) Administration.--Not more than 5 percent of the funds 
     allocated to a local workforce investment area under this 
     section may be used for the costs of administration of this 
     section.
       (4) Performance accountability.--For activities funded 
     under this section, in lieu of meeting the requirements 
     described in section 136 of the Workforce Investment Act of 
     1998 (29 U.S.C. 2871), States and local workforce investment 
     areas shall provide such reports as the Secretary of Labor 
     may require regarding the performance outcomes described in 
     section 5104(b)(5).

     SEC. 5104. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Labor Standards and Protections.--Activities provided 
     with funds made available under this title shall be subject 
     to the requirements and restrictions, including the labor 
     standards, described in section 181 of the Workforce 
     Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2931) and the 
     nondiscrimination provisions of section 188 of such Act (29 
     U.S.C. 2938), in addition to other applicable Federal laws.
       (b) Reporting.--The Secretary of Labor may require the 
     reporting of information relating to fiscal, performance and 
     other matters that the Secretary determines is necessary to 
     effectively monitor the activities carried out with funds 
     provided under this title. At a minimum, recipients of grants 
     (including recipients of subgrants) under this title shall 
     provide information relating to--
       (1) the number of individuals participating in activities 
     with funds provided under this title and the number of such 
     individuals who have completed such participation;
       (2) the expenditures of funds provided under this title;
       (3) the number of jobs created pursuant to the activities 
     carried out under this title;
       (4) the demographic characteristics of individuals 
     participating in activities under this title; and
       (5) the performance outcomes for individuals participating 
     in activities under this title, including--
       (A) for low-income youth participating in summer employment 
     activities under section 5103, performance on indicators 
     consisting of--
       (i) work readiness skill attainment using an employer 
     validated checklist;
       (ii) placement in or return to secondary or postsecondary 
     education or training, or entry into unsubsidized employment; 
     and
       (B) for low-income youth participating in year-round 
     employment activities under section 5103, performance on 
     indicators consisting of--
       (i) placement in or return to postsecondary education;
       (ii) attainment of a secondary school diploma or its 
     recognized equivalent;
       (iii) attainment of an industry-recognized credential; and
       (iv) entry into, retention in, and earnings in, 
     unsubsidized employment.
       (c) Activities Required To Be Additional.--Funds provided 
     under this title shall only be used for activities that are 
     in addition to activities that would otherwise be available 
     in the State or local workforce investment area in the 
     absence of such funds.
       (d) Additional Requirements.--The Secretary of Labor may 
     establish such additional requirements as the Secretary 
     determines may be necessary to ensure fiscal integrity, 
     effective monitoring, and the appropriate and prompt 
     implementation of the activities under this title.
       (e) Report of Information and Evaluations to Congress and 
     the Public.--The Secretary of Labor shall provide to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress and make available to the 
     public the information reported pursuant to subsection (b).

     SEC. 5105. VISA SURCHARGE.

       (a) Collection.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), and in addition 
     to any fees otherwise imposed for such visas, the Secretary 
     shall collect a surcharge of $10 from an employer that 
     submits an application for--
       (A) an employment-based visa under paragraph (3), (4), (5), 
     or (6) of section 203(b) of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)); and
       (B) a nonimmigrant visa under subparagraph (C), (H)(i)(b), 
     (H)(i)(c), (H)(ii)(a), (H)(ii)(B), (O), (P), (R), or (W) of 
     section 101(a)(15) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)).
       (2) Expiration.--The Secretary shall suspend the collection 
     of the surcharge authorized under paragraph (1) on the date 
     on which the Secretary has collected a cumulative total of 
     $1,500,000,000 under this subsection.
       (b) Deposit.--All of the amounts collected under subsection 
     (a)(1) shall be deposited in the general fund of the 
     Treasury.
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  SA 1284. Mr. SANDERS (for himself, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. Harkin) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1448, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:

     SEC. 3204. EMPLOY AMERICA.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Employ 
     America Act''.
       (b) Certification Requirement.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may not approve a petition 
     by an employer for any visa authorizing employment in the 
     United States unless the employer has provided written 
     certification, under penalty of perjury, to the Secretary of 
     Labor that--
       (A) the employer has not provided a notice of a mass layoff 
     pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification 
     Act (29 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.) during the 12-month period 
     immediately preceding the date on which the alien is 
     scheduled to be hired; and
       (B) the employer does not intend to provide a notice of a 
     mass layoff pursuant to such Act.
       (2) Effect of mass layoff.--If an employer provides a 
     notice of a mass layoff pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and 
     Retraining Notification Act after the approval of a visa 
     described in paragraph (1), any visas approved during the 
     most recent 12-month period for such employer shall expire on 
     the date that is 60 days after the date on which such notice 
     is provided. The expiration of a visa under this paragraph 
     shall not be subject to judicial review.
       (3) Notice requirement.--Upon receiving notification of a 
     mass layoff from an employer, the Secretary shall inform each 
     employee whose visa is scheduled to expire under paragraph 
     (2)--
       (A) the date on which such individual will no longer be 
     authorized to work in the United States; and
       (B) the date on which such individual will be required to 
     leave the United States unless the individual is otherwise 
     authorized to remain in the United States.
       (4) Exemption.--An employer shall be exempt from the 
     requirements under this subsection if the employer provides 
     written certification, under penalty of perjury, to the 
     Secretary of Labor that the total number of the employer's 
     workers who are United States citizens and are working in the 
     United States have not been, and will not be, reduced as a 
     result of a mass layoff described in paragraph (2).
       (c) Rulemaking.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Secretary of 
     Labor shall promulgate regulations to carry out this section, 
     including a requirement that employers provide notice to the 
     Secretary of a mass layoff (as defined in section 2 of the 
     Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 U.S.C. 
     2101)).
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  SA 1285. Mr. BEGICH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 1341, line 2, insert ``The Commissioner, in 
     consultation with the Secretary, shall establish alternative 
     procedures for updating or correcting records maintained by 
     the Commissioner for the purposes of verifying the 
     individual's identity and employment eligibility if the 
     individual resides more than 150 highway miles from the 
     nearest office of the Social Security Administration or in a 
     location that is inaccessible by road from the nearest office 
     of the Social Security Administration.'' after 
     ``eligibility.''.
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  SA 1286. Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Mr. Kirk) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 744, to provide for 
comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

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              TITLE __--RESOURCES FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

       Subtitle A--Responding to the Needs of Holocaust Survivors

             PART I--DEFINITION, GRANTS, AND OTHER PROGRAMS

     SEC. _01. DEFINITION.

       Section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 
     3002) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (24)--
       (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and'';
       (B) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking the period at the 
     end and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) status as a Holocaust survivor.'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (26) through (54) as 
     paragraphs (27) through (55); and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (25) the following:
       ``(26) The term `Holocaust survivor' means an individual 
     who--
       ``(A)(i) lived in a country between 1933 and 1945 under a 
     Nazi regime, under Nazi occupation, or under the control of 
     Nazi collaborators; or
       ``(ii) fled from a country between 1933 and 1945 under a 
     Nazi regime, under Nazi occupation, or under the control of 
     Nazi collaborators;
       ``(B) was persecuted between 1933 and 1945 on the basis of 
     race, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual 
     orientation, political affiliation, ethnicity, or other 
     basis; and
       ``(C) was a member of a group that was persecuted by the 
     Nazis.''.

     SEC. _02. ORGANIZATION.

       Section 305(a) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
     U.S.C. 3025(a)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)(E), by inserting ``older individuals 
     who are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,'' each 
     place it appears; and
       (2) in paragraph (2)(E), by inserting ``older individuals 
     who are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,''.

     SEC. _03. AREA PLANS.

       Section 306 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 
     3026) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``older individuals who 
     are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,'' each place 
     it appears;
       (B) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) in clause (i)(I)(bb), by inserting ``older individuals 
     who are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,''; and
       (II) in clause (ii), by inserting ``older individuals who 
     are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,'' each place 
     it appears;

       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i)--

       (I) in subclause (VI), by striking ``and'' at the end; and
       (II) by inserting after subclause (VII) the following:
       ``(VIII) older individuals who are Holocaust survivors; 
     and''; and

       (iii) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking ``subclauses (I) 
     through (VI)'' and inserting ``subclauses (I) through 
     (VIII)''; and
       (C) in paragraph (7)(B)(iii), by inserting ``, in 
     particular, older individuals who are Holocaust survivors,'' 
     after ``placement''; and
       (2) in subsection (b)(2)(B), by inserting ``older 
     individuals who are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``areas,''.

     SEC. _04. STATE PLANS.

       Section 307(a) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
     U.S.C. 3027(a)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``older individuals who 
     are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,'';
       (2) in paragraph (16)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A)--
       (i) in clause (v), by striking ``and'' at the end; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(vii) older individuals who are Holocaust survivors; 
     and''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``clauses (i) through 
     (vi)'' and inserting ``clauses (i) through (vii)''; and
       (3) in paragraph (28)(B)(ii), by inserting ``older 
     individuals who are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``areas,''.

     SEC. _05. CONSUMER CONTRIBUTIONS.

       Section 315 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 
     3030c-2) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)(2), by inserting ``older individuals 
     who are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,''; and
       (2) in subsection (d), by inserting ``older individuals who 
     are Holocaust survivors,'' after ``proficiency,''.

     SEC. _06. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

       Section 373(c)(2)(A) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
     U.S.C. 3030s-1(c)(2)(A)) is amended by striking 
     ``individuals)'' and inserting ``individuals and older 
     individuals who are Holocaust survivors)''.

     SEC. _07. PREVENTION OF ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND 
                   EXPLOITATION.

       Section 721(b)(12) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
     U.S.C. 3058i(b)(12)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (2) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) older individuals who are Holocaust survivors.''.

PART II--FUNCTIONS WITHIN ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING TO ASSIST 
                          HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

     SEC. _11. DESIGNATION OF INDIVIDUAL WITHIN THE 
                   ADMINISTRATION.

       The Administrator for Community Living is authorized to 
     designate within the Administration for Community Living a 
     person who has specialized training, background, or 
     experience with Holocaust survivor issues to have 
     responsibility for implementing services for older 
     individuals who are Holocaust survivors.

     SEC. _12. ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS.

       The Administrator for Community Living, with assistance 
     from the individual designated under section 111, shall 
     prepare and submit to Congress an annual report on the status 
     and needs, including the priority areas of concern, of older 
     individuals (as defined in section 102 of the Older Americans 
     Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002)) who are Holocaust survivors.

        Subtitle B--Nutrition Services for All Older Individuals

     SEC. _21. NUTRITION SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Section 339(2) of the Older Americans Act 
     of 1065 (42 U.S.C. 3030g-21(2)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by amending clause (iii) to read 
     as follows:
       ``(iii) to the maximum extent practicable, are adjusted and 
     appropriately funded to meet any special health-related or 
     other dietary needs of program participants, including needs 
     based on religious, cultural, or ethnic requirements,'';
       (2) in subparagraph (J), by striking ``, and'' and 
     inserting a comma;
       (3) in subparagraph (K), by striking the period and 
     inserting ``, and''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(L) encourages and educates individuals who distribute 
     nutrition services under subpart 2 to engage in conversation 
     with homebound older individuals and to be aware of the 
     warning signs of medical emergencies, injury or abuse in 
     order to reduce isolation and promote well-being.''.
       (b) Study of Nutrition Projects.--Section 317(a)(2) of the 
     Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 (Public Law 109-365) 
     is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``; and'' and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (2) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) an analysis of service providers' abilities to obtain 
     viable contracts for special foods necessary to meet a 
     religious requirement, required dietary need, or ethnic 
     consideration.''.

                       Subtitle C--Transportation

     SEC. _31. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND RESOURCES.

       Section 411(a) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
     U.S.C. 3032(a)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (13) as paragraph (14);
       (2) in paragraph (12), by striking ``; and'' and inserting 
     a semicolon; and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (12) the following:
       ``(13) supporting programs that enable the mobility and 
     self-sufficiency of older individuals with the greatest 
     economic need and older individuals with the greatest social 
     need by providing transportation services and resources; 
     and''.

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