Text: H.R.4526 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/01/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4526


To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for certain obstructions of the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 1, 2017

Mr. Rokita introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for certain obstructions of the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Certain Obstructions of Enforcement of Immigration Laws.

(a) Offense.—Chapter 73 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following;

§ 1522. Certain obstructions of enforcement of immigration laws

“Whoever, being a State or local official having custody of an individual, knowingly ignores a request from the Federal Government for the custody of that individual, if the requesting authority has designated that individual as a violator of the immigration laws, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both”.

(b) Clerical Amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 73 is amended by adding at the end the following:


“1522. Certain obstructions of enforcement of immigration laws.”.