from the a4a Immigration Team
House Judiciary Committee Hearing Tuesday -
Davis-Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act
H.R. 2431 would criminalize unlawful presence in the U.S. and require state and local law enforcement to redirect their limited resources toward immigration enforcement, among other provisions.
According to the Cato Institute, “The Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431) purports to empower states and localities to take action against serious criminals who have violated immigration law. In reality, the bill is a vehicle for a massive expansion of the federal government and of federal power over states and their citizens.
The legislation imposes new mandates on states and uses federal grants to coerce them into following the bidding of federal authorities . . . It authorizes state and local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws without any authorization from their state legislature to do so and without any training.” *
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Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) 202-225-5431 Fax 202-225-9681
Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Michigan) 202-225-5126
Member Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) 202-225-2635
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