Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 (HR 6095)
This bill would allow state and local law enforcement to aid in enforcing Federal immigration laws. Specifically it states "investigate, identify, apprehend, arrest, detain, or transfer to Federal custody aliens in the United States (including the transportation of such aliens across State lines to detention centers), ".
The bill also points out that illegal alien smuggling is a $9,500,000,000 revenue a year business worldwide and that it is increasingly becoming more violent and poses a terrorist threat of smuggling in terrorists and their supporters. Also mentined is the deplorable conditions of those smuggled into our country.
It calls for increases in immigration attorneys for prosecuting immigration cases.
In addition this bill ends an old court injunction which gives El Salvadorians special immigration status and rights over other illegal aliens.
This one should be controversial due to the local law enforcement portion of the bill.
Update: This bill passed the House
Full text of the bill.
when i got rear ended by a car full of drunk illegals last year, i was in for a shock when I found out there were no repercussions. I was outraged that no one cared that there were no drivers licences, no insurance and worst of all - no consequences.
All I can say is that I'm dumbfounded that we need another law to enforce a law.
Posted by: trickster on September 22, 2006 07:39 AM