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H.R. 2729: PROTECT Immigration Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 2729


May 14, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. García of Illinois, and Ms. Garcia of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting the Rights Of Towns against federal Enforcement contrary to Constitutional Tenets for Immigration Act of 2019 or as the PROTECT Immigration Act of 2019.


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:


Except as provided in paragraph (10) 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.