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H.R. 5617 (115th): No Enforcement, No Grant for Sanctuary Cities Act of 2018


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 25, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5617

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Buck, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Perry, and Mr. Barletta) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To prohibit sanctuary jurisdictions from receiving Federal funds under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Enforcement, No Grant for Sanctuary Cities Act of 2018.

2.

Sanctuary jurisdictions ineligible for certain Federal funds

(a)

In general

A sanctuary jurisdiction is not eligible to receive any Federal funds under section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)) for the fiscal year in which the jurisdiction was determined to be a sanctuary jurisdiction.

(b)

Determinations

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall determine, on an annual basis, which jurisdictions are sanctuary jurisdictions.

(c)

Sanctuary jurisdiction defined

(1)

In general

Except as provided in paragraph (2), the term sanctuary jurisdiction means any State or political subdivision of a State that has in effect a statute, ordinance, policy, or practice that prohibits or restricts any government entity or official from—

(A)

sending, receiving, maintaining, or exchanging with any Federal, State, or local government entity information regarding the citizenship or immigration status (lawful or unlawful) of any individual; or

(B)

complying with a request lawfully made by the Department of Homeland Security under section 236 or 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1226, 1357) to comply with a detainer for, or notify about the release of, an individual.

(2)

Exception

A State or political subdivision of a State shall not be deemed a sanctuary jurisdiction based solely on its having a policy whereby its officials will not share information regarding, or comply with a request made by the Department of Homeland Security under section 236 or 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1226, 1357) to comply with a detainer regarding, an individual who comes forward as a victim or a witness to a criminal offense.