Immigration laws; State Police to enter into agreement with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. (HB1934)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102044D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Assigned Courts sub: #3 Immigration
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1934)
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 2-N)
02/04/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Committee substitute printed 11104898D-H1
02/04/2011Incorporates HB1420
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104898D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1934H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (78-Y 20-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Immigration
02/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1934H1)
02/22/2011Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1420.


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.

Isaac Adams writes:

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