Bill: H.R. 2278, the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act or "SAFE" Act | Read the text of the bill.
Sponsor: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC-4)
Description: H.R. 2278 would improve the interior enforcement of our immigration laws and strengthen national security. Specifically, the bill grants states and localities the authority to enforce federal immigration laws, makes it more difficult for foreign nationals who pose a national security risk to enter and remain in the U.S., improves visa security, protects American communities from dangerous criminal aliens, strengthens border security, and equips our immigration enforcement officers to better do their jobs per a press release from Rep. Gowdy on June 6, 2013.
Current Status: Passed out of the House Committee on the Judiciary with a vote of 20-15 on June 18, 2013.