Recently the handling of civil immigration detainers by local law departments has been heavily scrutinized.
AILA Doc No. 10081073 | Dated August 10, 2010
The following immigration-related bills were introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate in June and July:
Introduced by Rep. Carney (D-PA) on 06/15/10
Summary: Authorizes appropriations for enhancing the integrity of the United States against the threat of terrorism. Requires such funds to be used by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to reimburse a state or political subdivision for expenses incurred when law enforcement officers or employees of such state or subdivision receive training to perform border security and immigration enforcement functions.
Introduced by Rep. Ellison (D-MN) on 06/24/10
Summary: To amend section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to create, for an alien seeking to enter the United States as a nonimmigrant to care for a relative with a serious health condition, an exemption from the presumption that the alien is an immigrant.
Introduced by Sen. Johanns (R-NE) on 07/15/10
Summary: A bill to require the Federal Government to pay the costs incurred by a State or local government in defending a State or local immigration law that survives a constitutional challenge by the Federal Government in Federal court.
Introduced by Rep. Moran (R-KS) on 07/19/10
Summary: To require the Federal Government to pay the costs incurred by a State or local government in defending a State or local immigration law that survives a constitutional challenge by the Federal Government in Federal court.
Introduced by Rep. Hunter (R-CA) on 07/22/10
Summary: Prohibits the Attorney General from expending funds in any lawsuit that seeks to invalidate those provisions of the Arizona Revised Statutes that were amended by Arizona Senate Bill 1070, as amended by Arizona House Bill 2162, until the Attorney General reports to Congress with a plan to enforce the immigration laws in any state or subdivision that has in effect any law, policy, or procedure contravening specified provisions of the Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 that prohibit federal, state, or local government entities or officials, or persons or agencies from restricting certain immigration status-related communications with immigration or law enforcement personnel.
Introduced by Rep. Castle (R-DE) on 07/30/10
Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to a country that denies or unreasonably delays accepting the country's nationals upon the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Note: Each week hundreds of bills are introduced into the House and Senate, and the likelihood of any particular bill moving is usually very small. The bills posted on this page represent all immigration-related legislation introduced this week, not legislation AILA believes is important or likely to succeed.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 10081073.