There is 1 version of this bill. View text

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2021

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide for the effective use of immigration detainers to enhance public safety.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/27/2021Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
01/27/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (9)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]* 01/27/2021
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] 01/28/2021
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 02/12/2021

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary01/27/2021 Referred to

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.


Latest Summary (1)

There is one summary for S.60. View summaries

Shown Here:
Introduced in Senate (01/27/2021)

Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2021

This bill expands statutory provisions to authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to request a law enforcement agency to detain an individual who has been arrested for violating any law (if the individual is believed to be an unlawfully present alien), where current provisions only explicitly authorize detainer requests for individuals arrested for violating controlled substances laws. The bill also modifies other related provisions.

A law enforcement agency that has received a detainer request may hold the targeted individual for up to 48 hours. DHS may enter into agreements with law enforcement agencies to indemnify such agencies against claims for wrongful detention resulting from a detainer request.

No provision of federal, state, or local law may restrict any government entity from (1) providing DHS with access to databases with information relating to issued detainers, or (2) holding an individual subject to a detainer.

DHS shall periodically certify to Congress as to which state or local entities have not complied with a detainer request. Such entities shall be ineligible for compensation for costs related to honoring detainer requests.

State and local entities that comply with DHS detainer requests shall have prioritized access to (1) certain law enforcement-related grants, and (2) certain excess federal property.