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H.R. 5884: Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018

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Should local officials, like mayors, be able to tip off residents of approaching immigration raids by federal law enforcement?


In February, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned that an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid would take place within 24 hours.

ICE director Thomas Homan estimated that 800 “criminal aliens” were successfully able to avoid capture as a result of the Democratic mayor’s actions even though about 150 arrests were made anyway.

(There’s no evidence that 800 people actually got away, and an ICE spokesperson actually quit rather ...

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Steve King

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2018
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May 18, 2018


Introduced on May 18, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 18, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


20% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 18, 2018

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H.R. 5884 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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