Immigration laws; State Police to enter into agreement with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. (HB1420)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enforcement of immigration laws; agreement with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Provides that the Superintendent of State Police shall seek to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would allow the State Police to perform certain federal immigration law-enforcement functions in the Commonwealth. Such an agreement is often referred to as an agreement under the federal 287(g) program. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Merged into HB1934


10/25/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100328D
10/25/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1420)
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: #3 Immigration
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1934-Miller, J.H.)
01/31/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1934-Miller, J.H.)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1934.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill would require the Superintendent of State Police to sign a 287g agreement with the Department of Homeland Security. However, under federal (and state) law, only the Governor can sign an agreement between the state and the federal government. Hence the bill is a nullity. In addition, there is serious question about the relative costs and benefits of inking such an agreement, both in financial and human terms, and with respect to the sacrifice of good police/community relations. VACOLAO opposes this legislation.

Bearing Drift, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Bearing Drift supports this bill as a formal measure for state law enforcement to partner with the federal government in order to coordinate the use of resources to stem the tide of illegal immigration - particularly when they're doing more illegal than just being here illegally!

Isaac Adams writes:

Police have full authority to arrest those doing more illegal than illegal presence without this agreement.