H.R.516 - Ending Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] (Introduced 01/11/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.516 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/11/2019)
Ending Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019
This bill makes state or local governments that violate immigration laws ineligible for federal financial assistance.
A governmental entity shall be ineligible if it
- violates federal law by prohibiting its officials from communicating with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the immigration status of any individual,
- restricts compliance with DHS detainer requests, or
- has any laws or policies that violate immigration laws.
A DHS detainer request is an order or request to a state or local government to (1) temporarily hold or transport an alien for transfer into federal custody, or (2) notify DHS before releasing an alien from custody.
A government or law enforcement officer that complies with a DHS detainer request shall be acting under the color of federal authority, for the purposes of liability or immunity in a lawsuit filed by the detained individual.
The bill makes it unlawful for a state or local government to discharge or discriminate against one of its law enforcement officers for complying with a DHS retainer request.