IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 10, 2011
Mr. DeMint (for himself, Mr. Sessions, and Mr. Vitter) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To prohibit Federal funding for lawsuits seeking to invalidate specified State laws that support the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.
Federal funding for lawsuits seeking to invalidate State immigration laws
Federal funds may not be used by any agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government to participate in any lawsuit that seeks to overturn, enjoin, or in any other way invalidate—
Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 (HB 1804), which became effective on November 1, 2007;
Missouri House Bill 390, First Regular Session 2009, 9th General Assembly, which became effective on August 28, 2009;
the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070), which was signed into law in Arizona on April 23, 2010;
The Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act (HB 497), which was signed into law in Utah on March 15, 2011;
Indiana Senate Enrolled Act No. 590, First Regular Session, 117th General Assembly (2011), which was signed into law on May 10, 2011;
the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act (HB 56), which was passed by the Alabama State legislature on June 9, 2011;
South Carolina Act No. 69 (SB 20), which was signed into law on June 27, 2011;
the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 (HB 87), which became effective in the State of Georgia on July 1, 2011; or
an Act to amend the Indiana Code concerning education (HB 1402), which became effective in the State of Indiana on July 1, 2011.