Reported this morning, there is a new bill approaching completion, Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act, is being created to ensure local cooperation between ICE and law enforcement. This bill goes well beyond merely ceasing grants to the area but puts their upper levels in leadership in criminal prosecutorial peril.
On Fox News this morning, this Stopping Lawless Action of Politicians (SLAP) Act goes as follows:
“His (Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita) “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act” would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.”
Yes, it would make a law that gives the Department of Justice to pursue criminal indictments and prosecutions against Politicians, State Delegates & Senators, Mayors, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, et. al. who engage in harboring illegal aliens by not adhering to detainers issued by ICE.
The bill makes them all culpable to the Federal Law violations and coincides with the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Bill proposed by Senator Pat Tooney (R-PA), which withholds grant money to areas not upholding the law of the land.
Developing story…will keep you posted.
Rokita’s office just updated the Summary on the Congress.gov page. It reads as follows:
Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act
This bill prohibits a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program. A sanctuary jurisdiction is a state or political subdivision that has a statute, policy, or practice in effect that prohibits or restricts: (1) information sharing about an individual’s immigration status, or (2) compliance with a lawfully issued detainer request or notification of release request.
A state or political subdivision that complies with a detainer is deemed to be an agent of the Department of Homeland Security and is authorized to take actions to comply with the detainer.
The bill limits the liability of a state or political subdivision, or an officer or employee of such state or political subdivision, for actions in compliance with the detainer.