Recently the handling of civil immigration detainers by local law departments has been heavily scrutinized.
AILA Doc No. 01101080 | Dated October 10, 2001
TITLE IV-PROTECTING THE BORDER
“Uniting and Strengthening American (USA)”
Section 401: Ensuring Adequate Personnel on the Northern Border
Section 403: Access by DOS and INS to FBI Criminal History Records
Section 405: Report on Automated Fingerprint System
SUBTITLE B-Enhanced Immigration Provisions
Section 411: Definitions Relating to Terrorism
Section 412. Mandatory Detention of Suspected Terrorists; Habeas Corpus; Judicial Review
Section 413. Multilateral Cooperation Against Terrorists
This section provides that State Department records can be provided to a foreign government on a case-by-case basis for the purpose of preventing, investigating, or punishing acts of terrorism. Under current law, the records of the State Department pertaining to the issuance of or refusal to issue visas to enter the U.S. are confidential and can be used only in the formulation and enforcement of U.S. law.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 01101080.