About the bill
H.R. 3003 strengthens current law to combat dangerous sanctuary policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. Specifically, the bill clarifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer authority – the tool used by federal immigration enforcement officers to pick up criminal aliens from local jails – by established statutory probable cause standards to issue detainers for the first time. In addition, the bill withholds certain federal grants from jurisdictions that violate federal law by prohibiting their officers from cooperating with ICE. Jurisdictions that comply with detainers are protected from being sued and victims of certain crimes are allowed to sue jurisdictions that refuse to comply and subsequently release criminal aliens onto the streets. Finally, the underlying bill includes Sarah and Grant’s Law, which ensures unlawful immigrants …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017
Length: 16 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 29, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
15 Cosponsors (15 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Goodlatte Statement on Californias Sanctuary State Law”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Sponsor) on Oct 5, 2017
“Shock Video: Smiling Illegal Alien Brags of Killing American Police Officers, Promises to Kill More”
— Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 18, 2018
H.R. 3003 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3003. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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