Sanctuary cities; prohibits localities from adopting policy that protects undocumented immigrants. (HB367)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sanctuary cities prohibited. Prohibits a local governing body from adopting a policy that serves to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Furthermore, no locality shall prohibit its employees from asking a person about his immigration status. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084466460
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2008Left in Rules


Mary Steele Yorktown VA writes:

It is already a federal offense to harbor or employ illegals, why do we need another law?

Let's increase the penalties and enforce the ones on the books, and this one will be mute.

Anonymous writes:

First Republicans want to allow localities to come up with their own take on how to deal with immigration. Now Republicans want to meddle with how localities deal with the issue.

Whats the deal?

Claire Gastanaga writes:

I, for one, do not believe that you increase respect for the "rule of law" by enacting message bills that cannot be enforced. Who is to decide whether any particular policy of a locality "implicitly" protects an undocumented immigrant from deportation? And, how will that judgment be implemented and by whom?

Ryan Rinn writes:

Does the inclusion of the word 'Sanctuary' 'implicitly' include faith based institutions...just curious?

Tim McCormack writes:

Ryan: "Sanctuary" just means "safe place".