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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

PROTECT Immigration Act of 2017
Protecting the Rights Of Towns against federal Enforcement contrary to Constitutional Tenets for Immigration Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/27/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/16/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/27/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/27/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (26)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/27/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security03/16/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/27/2017)

Protecting the Rights Of Towns against federal Eforcement contrary to Constitutional Tenets for Immigration Act of 2017 or the PROTECT Immigration Act of 2017

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that the authority to inquire about or verify immigration or citizenship status and to investigate, apprehend, arrest, or detain an individual for a violation of such Act is restricted to immigration officers and authorized employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and subject to limits set forth in other provisions of law.

DHS authority to enter into written agreements with a state or state subdivision to perform immigration-related investigations, apprehensions, or detentions of aliens in the United States is eliminated. The bill exempts from the restriction under this bill DOJ authority to enter into other state and local agreements: (1) in the event of an actual or imminent mass influx of aliens representing urgent circumstances; and (2) with respect to immigration-related detentions in non-federal facilities, including personnel and facilities construction. The bill also exempts from such restriction state and local enforcement authority to arrest and detain certain previously-deported illegal aliens who have been convicted of a felony.