Federal - HR 1148

Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act

Introduced

February 27, 2015

Description

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes (official title to be confirmed).

Our Position

Support

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 50

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • June 8, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Chaffetz, (R-Utah)
  • April 13, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
  • March 1, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Jones, (R-N.C.)
  • Jan. 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 11, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Ross, D. (R-Fla.)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
  • Oct. 26, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Posey, (R-Fla.)
  • Oct. 6, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
  • Sept. 15, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Williams, (R-Texas)
  • Sept. 8, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Boustany (R-La.)
  • July 31, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hensarling, (R-Texas)
  • July 23, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Olson, (R-Texas)
  • July 22, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bridenstine, (R-Okla.)Buchanan, (R-Fla.)Roby, (R-Ala.)
  • July 20, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Joyce, (R-Ohio)
  • July 16, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)
  • July 13, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Brat, (R-Va.)
  • July 8, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Yoder, (R-Kan.)
  • July 7, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McKinley, (R-W.Va.)
  • June 25, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McClintock, (R-Calif.)
  • March 26, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Babin, (R-Texas)Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)
  • March 19, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Graves, T. (R-Ga.)
  • March 18, 2015 — Judiciary Committee vote: Miscellaneous Measures-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported adversely to the full House (as amended) .

  • March 18, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Private Right of Action
      S. King, R-Iowa —

    Amendment that would allow an individual to bring a private right of action suit to deport an unauthorized immigrant that caused them or a family member harm. It also would require the individual within 10 days of filing a civil action to deport, to serve the attorney general and secretary of Homeland Security with a copy of the complaint.



    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — State and Local Law Enforcement
      Conyers, D-Mich. —

    Amendment that would strike language in the bill that would allow enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local law enforcement officers.



    Rejected 8-16.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Unauthorized Immigrant Removal
      S. King, R-Iowa —

    Amendment that would authorize state and local law enforcement officials to remove from the United States unauthorized immigrants that have been arrested or detained.



    Rejected 3-25.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — National Crime Information Center
      S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas —

    Amendment that would strike language that would require the Homeland Security secretary to provide to the National Crime Information Center all information regarding any unauthorized immigrant who has been issued a final order of removal.



    Rejected 9-17.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — U.S. Capitol Police
      S. King, R-Iowa —

    Amendment that would authorize the U.S. Capitol Police to investigate, identify, apprehend, arrest, detain or transfer to the custody of the secretary of Homeland Security, any unauthorized immigrant that may be in violation of immigration laws.



    Ruled not germane by voice vote.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Prison Sentences
      S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas —

    Amendment that would eliminate prison sentences included in the bill, for any unauthorized immigrant who has been deported and attempts to enter, or is found in, the United States.



    Rejected 10-16.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Short Title
      Gowdy, R-S.C. —

    Amendment that would change the short title of the bill to the "Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act."



    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Detention Authorization
      H. Johnson, D-Ga. —

    Amendment that would strike language from the bill that would authorize law enforcement officers to hold an unauthorized immigrant for up to 48 hours after completing his or her prison sentence to facilitate the transfer to federal custody for deportation.



    Rejected 9-17.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Racial Profiling
      Chu, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would prohibit any law enforcement agent from engaging in racial profiling. It would allow any individual harmed by racial profiling to seek civil action and remedies in state or federal court.

    It also would direct the attorney general to issues regulations, within six months of the bill’s enactment, regarding the appropriate response to allegations of racial profiling.

    It would establish a new $5 million grant program administered by the attorney general for data collection on the hit rates for stops and searches by law enforcement.

    It also would repeal a provision of current law that authorizes the federal government to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement to allow immigration enforcement functions.



    Rejected 12-16.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Provisional Waivers
      Gutierrez, D-Ill. —

    Amendment that would strike language from the bill that would prohibit funding for implementing or administering a November 2014 memorandum from the secretary of Homeland Security, which expanded the provisional waiver program that allows spouses or children of U.S. citizens to return to the United States following visa interview in their home country.

    It also would strike language from the bill that would prohibit funding for implementing or administering a November 2014 memorandum from the Homeland Security secretary allowing parole-in-place or deferred action for spouses, children or parents of U.S. citizens who are attempting to enlist in the armed services.



    Rejected 12-16.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — High Skilled Workers
      DelBene, D-Wash. —

    Amendment that would strike language from the bill that would prohibit funding for implementing or administering the November 2014 memorandum from the secretary of Homeland Security regarding policies to support high skilled businesses and workers.



    Rejected 10-15.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Prosecutorial Discretion
      S. King, R-Iowa —

    Amendment that would expand the definition of the abuse of prosecutorial discretion to include decisions by federal officials to refrain to prosecute a person only on a case-by-case basis, based exclusively on expressed Congressional intent.



    Withdrawn.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Financial Barriers to U.S. Citizenship
      Jeffries, D-N.Y. —

    Amendment that would strike language from the bill that would prohibit funding for implementing or administering a November 2014 memorandum from the secretary of Homeland Security, which expanded access to citizenship for low-income individuals.



    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Cooperation with Federal Immigration Law Enforcement
      Richmond, D-La. —

    Amendment that would strike language from the bill that would deny federal law enforcement funding to state or local governments that prohibit law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement.

    The amendment also would strike language that would direct the attorney general to issue a report concerning the compliance of any state or local government with a request from the House and Senate Judiciary committees. It would make any state or local government found to be out of compliance ineligible for federal law enforcement funds for up to one year.

    It also would also strike language that denies federal law enforcement funding for any state or local government that does not comply with any Department of Homeland Security order to temporarily detain and hold an unauthorized immigrant for transfer to federal custody.



    Rejected 12-16.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Compliance Exemption
      Richmond, D-La. —

    Amendment that would allow an exemption from compliance requirements included in the bill for cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement, for state and local governments that are prohibited from cooperating due to a court order, including a court-ordered consent decree.



    Withdrawn.

    March 18, 2015 — Committee Vote: Immigration Law Enforcement — Vote to Report

    Permit state and local governments to enact and enforce criminal penalties similar to ones for federal immigration violations as long as they do not exceed federal penalties.

    The bill also would permit state and local law enforcement officials investigate, apprehend, arrest or transfer to federal custody aliens for the purposes of enforcing federal immigration laws.

    It also would require states to have access to federal programs or technology to identify immigrants who are inadmissible or deportable. It also would authorize the secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to state and local governments to support the acquisition of products to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

    It also would also extend immunity to state and local law enforcement officials for actions associated with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

    It also would allow for state or local detention for unauthorized immigrants convicted of certain crimes after completion of their prison sentences in order to facilitate transfer to federal custody.

    It also would bar funding to implement and administer several immigration relief executive orders issued by the president in November 2014.

    The bill would require the transfer of authority for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program from the Attorney General to the secretary of Homeland Security.

    It also would prohibit federal law enforcement funds for state and local governments that prohibit law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration law officers.

    It also would prohibit any unauthorized immigrant not legally admitted from owning or selling a firearm.

    It would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to hire additional detention enforcement officials and direct the secretary to assign additional personnel at high risk visa issuing posts. The bill also would authorize $60 million annually for additional personnel at high risk posts.

    It would prohibit any flight school from providing a student visa if the school has not been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

    It also would direct the Homeland Security secretary and the attorney general, within 180 days of the bill’s enactment, to provide a report to the House and Senate Judiciary committees on the exercise and abuse of prosecutorial discretion in adhering to criminal findings from the Department of Homeland Security.



    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 17-13.
  • March 18, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)
  • March 17, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)
    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
  • March 4, 2015Consideration and markup deferred by the House Judiciary Committee.

  • March 4, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Guinta, (R-N.H.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Rogers, Mike D. (R-Ala.)
    Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)
  • March 3, 2015Consideration and markup deferred by the House Judiciary Committee.

  • March 3, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Issa, (R-Calif.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Lance, (R-N.J.)
    Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
  • March 2, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Loudermilk, (R-Ga.)Weber, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 27, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 7

    Carter, J. (R-Texas)Forbes, (R-Va.)Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)
    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Poe, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 27, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Homeland Security, House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H1498