WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today plan to announce new efforts to curb illegal immigration.
The Bush administration is making the proposals after failing to push through legislation earlier this year.
The Associated Press obtained a summary of the plans.
They include proposals to: raise civil fines on employers who hire undocumented immigrants by as much as 25 percent; overhaul temporary worker programs; speed up deployment of border agents; expand the list of international gangs whose members are automatically denied admission to the U.S.; and reduce processing times for immigrant background checks.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.