Introduced House Bill (H)

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Complying with federal immigration enforcement. Prohibits a governmental body from limiting or restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws, including limiting or restricting another governmental body from: (1) complying with an immigration detainer; (2) providing a federal immigration official access to an inmate for interview; (3) initiating an immigration status investigation; or (4) providing a federal immigration official with the incarceration status or release date of an inmate in custody of a state or local governmental body. (Current law allows a: (1) person lawfully domiciled in Indiana to bring an action to compel a governmental body to comply with these Complying with federal immigration enforcement. Prohibits a governmental body from limiting or restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws, including limiting or restricting another governmental body from: (1) complying with an immigration detainer; (2) providing a federal immigration official access to an inmate for interview; (3) initiating an immigration status investigation; or (4) providing a federal immigration official with the incarceration status or release date of an inmate in custody of a state or local governmental body. (Current law allows a: (1) person lawfully domiciled in Indiana to bring an action to compel a governmental body to comply with these provisions; and (2) court to enjoin a violation.) Provides that the provisions concerning prohibited actions by governmental bodies regarding enforcement of federal immigration laws must be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration, protecting the civil rights of all persons, and respecting the privileges and immunities of United States citizens. Provides that the provisions concerning prohibited actions by governmental bodies regarding enforcement of federal immigration laws must be enforced without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ethnicity, or national origin, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Indiana. (Current law requires the provisions be enforced without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or national origin.) ... View more