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house Bill H.R. 2431

Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act

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      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedMay 16th, 2017

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Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act

Official Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes.


Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act and related federal law with respect to immigration law enforcement within the United States. The bill authorizes: (1) states and localities to enact and enforce criminal penalties for immigration violations; and (2) state and local law enforcement personnel to investigate, arrest, and transfer aliens to federal custody. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall: (1) make grants to states and localities for equipment, technology, and facilities; (2) construct or acquire additional domestic detention facilities for aliens pending removal; and (3) expand to all states a program that provides for the identification and removal of detained criminal aliens. The bill provides for: (1) federal custody of inadmissible or deportable aliens upon state or local request, and (2) personal liability immunity for state or local personnel enforcing immigration laws. States and localities shall: (1) notify the federal government of inadmissible or removable aliens encountered by law enforcement personnel, and (2) comply with federal law enforcement information requests. Specified federal assistance is denied to a state or locality that prohibits cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. The bill: (1) revises certain terrorism-related requirements and prohibitions with respect to benefits, naturalization and denaturalization, asylum, voluntary departure, and removal; (2) adds new grounds of inadmissibility and deportability; (3) establishes probable cause standards for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers; (4) provides for increases in immigration enforcement personnel; (5) prescribes visa security provisions; (6) authorizes DHS to designate groups as criminal gangs and makes alien gang members inadmissible or deportable; (7) establishes an ICE Advisory Council; and (8) prescribes criminal alien removal provisions.
    This would be harmful to all immigrants and it's not right. It would put more stress on an already ineffective and time consumed immigration court, and would just put more immigrants (even those with green cards) in jail for petty crimes, costing taxpayers more $$ and separating families. Vote this bill down.
    States and localities police communities. The federal government removes unauthorized individuals. This bill incentivizes local and state authorities to take on a role in immigration enforcement (without any training to do so.)