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S. 303 (115th): A bill to discontinue a Federal program that authorizes State and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens in accordance with a written agreement with the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to clarify that immigration enforcement is solely a function of the Federal Government.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 303

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Durbin, Ms. Harris, Mr. Merkley, and Mr. Carper) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To discontinue a Federal program that authorizes State and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens in accordance with a written agreement with the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to clarify that immigration enforcement is solely a function of the Federal Government.

1.

Rescission of State and local immigration enforcement authority

Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1357(g)) is amended to read as follows:

(g)

Except as provided in paragraphs (10) and (11) of section 103(a), in section 274(c), and in section 439 of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1252c), the authority to inquire about or verify immigration or citizenship status and to investigate, apprehend, arrest, or detain an individual for a violation of this Act or any regulation authorized by this Act is restricted to immigration officers and authorized employees of the Department of Homeland Security and subject to limits set forth in other provisions of law.

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