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H.R. 1134 (112th): Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 16, 2011 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 1134


March 16, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Westmoreland, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mrs. Bachmann, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Carter, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Posey, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Jones, Mr. Akin, and Mr. King of Iowa) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain actions with respect to immigration.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.


Eligibility requirements for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding

Section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following:


A State (or a political subdivision of a State) shall not be eligible to enter into a contractual arrangement under paragraph (1) if the State (or political subdivision)—


has in effect any law, policy, or procedure in contravention of subsection (a) or (b) of section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373); or


prohibits State or local law enforcement officials from gathering information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.