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H.R. 83 (115th): Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 83


January 3, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To prohibit the receipt of Federal financial assistance by sanctuary cities, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act.


Sanctuary cities ineligible for Federal financial assistance

Any State or local government that violates section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373) may not receive any Federal financial assistance (as such term is defined in section 7501(a)(5) of title 31, United States Code). The Attorney General shall determine annually which State or local jurisdictions are not in compliance with section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and shall report such determinations to Congress on March 1 of each year. The Attorney General shall also issue a report concerning the compliance of any particular State or local jurisdiction at the request of any Member of Congress. Any jurisdiction that is found to be out of compliance shall be ineligible to receive Federal financial assistance for a minimum period of one year, and shall only become eligible again after the Attorney General certifies that the jurisdiction is in compliance.