Immigration laws; Governor to enter into agreement with federal Immigration, et al., regarding. (HB1618)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Immigration laws; Governor to enter into agreement with federal Immigration regarding. States that it is the responsibility of the Governor to enter into an agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would allow the Department of State Police to enforce civil immigration laws. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
07/17/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079804303
07/17/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2007Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming (Gear)
01/17/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1618)
01/29/2007Read first time
01/30/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2007Read third time
01/31/2007Motion to refer to Appropriations committee rejected (40-Y 59-N)
01/31/2007Passed House (69-Y 31-N)
01/31/2007Communicated to Senate
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/07/2007Rereferred to Courts of Justice

Comments

Gabriela writes:

I honestly believe that if this bill is passed, it will destroy the trust hardly built with vulnerable communities as the immigrant community. It will enforce unjustice to be covered under a silk of fear. I completely disagree with this.

Catawba writes:

Why should there be an atmosphere of trust between illegal aliens and the police? That's like trust between the arsonist community and the fire department. But if you mean trust between the legal immigrant community and the police, that's different. If legal immigrants won't trust the police because the police are enforcing the law, then they are recreating here the very culture of lawlessness that many of them claim to have fled from to come here.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Why should there be an atmosphere of trust between illegal aliens and the police?

Gangs like MS-13 cannot be combated effectively without an atmosphere of trust between undocumented immigrants and police. Crimes perpetrated against American citizens and witnessed by undocumented immigrants would go unreported and unsolved, the perpetrator remaining on the loose, if immigrants didn't feel like they could come forward.