Incarcerated persons, certain; compliance with detainers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (HB1468)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

Progress

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

Description

Compliance with detainers; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prohibits the Director of the Department of Corrections, sheriff, or other official in charge of a facility from releasing an incarcerated alien for whom a lawful detainer order has been received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, except to transfer custody of such alien to another facility or to an appropriate federal authority. The bill provides that an alien must be held in excess of his scheduled release date if federal or state law requires that such alien be held until transferred to an appropriate federal authority. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/08/2016Committee
12/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100565D
12/08/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/10/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1468)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (3-Y 2-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Read first time
01/24/2017Read second time
01/24/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/24/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1468E
01/24/2017Printed as engrossed 17100565D-E
01/25/2017Read third time and passed House (68-Y 31-N)
01/25/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1468E)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2017Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Placed on Calendar
02/15/2017Senate amendments agreed to by House (65-Y 34-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (65-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Enrolled
02/17/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1468ER)
02/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1468ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017House sustained Governor's veto (66-Y 34-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (66-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017(67 affirmative votes required to override)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 25 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

AND IT SHOWS UP. THIS BILL, YOU CAN'T SHOP FOR FOOD UNLESS YOU CALL SOMEONE FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THANK YOU. CLERK WILL CONTINUE CALENDAR. I'M SORRY. SHALL THE BIM BE ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO THIRD READING? THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. NO. OPPOSED. BILL IS ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO THIRD READING. HOUSE BILL 1466 BYE FOR THE DAY. HOUSE BILL 1468. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO COMPLIANCE WITH DETAINERS, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS WITH AN AMENDMENT. ENFORCEMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM PRINCE WILLIAM, MR. MARSHALL.

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas): SPEAKING TO THE MEASURE, MR. SPEAKER.

[Unknown]: YOU WANT THE AMENDMENT AGREED TO?

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas): YES. YES.

[Unknown]: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED, NO. AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WITH EXCEPTION OF THIS AMENDMENT REQUESTED BY THE SHERIFFS THIS IS IDENTICAL TO A MEASURE PASSED LAST YEAR. WENT TO THE SENATE. THEY PASSED IT. THE GOVERNOR VETOED IT. WE HAVE A NEW ADMINISTRATION IN WASHINGTON WHICH IS EXPRESSED A DIFFERENT VIEW ON HOW TO HANDLE REJECTION OF DETAINER REQUESTS. THEY'VE INDICATED THEY'RE GOING TO SEEK SOME PENALTIES OF VARIOUS KINDS. I NOTE THAT COMPLIANCE IS PURELY VOLUNTARY ON THE PART OF STATES. THESE CASES WILL SETTLE THAT LOCALITY S DO NOT HAVE TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAW. IN WHICH AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE BY MARSHALS, WITH NO RELATION TO WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO PICK UP ON THAT. OH, MAN. HE DID? OKAY. TO STATE OF A ELECTRICAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSON. YOU HAVE TO HELP US CAPTURE THESE PEOPLE AND SEND THEM BACK TO THESE PLANTATIONS. NUMBER OF NORTHERN STATES REFUSE TO COOPERATE. IT'S HIT INVESTIGATED. SO WE'RE IN A POSITION HERE OF DECIDING WHETHER TO COOPERATE OR NOT. I'M SUGGESTING WITH RESPECT TO THIS WE SHOULD COOPERATE. NOW, THE QUESTION CAME UP, AND I'M GOING TO ADDRESS IT IN COMMITTEE, AS TO HOW WIDE SPREAD THIS IS AND I WANTED TO ASSURE THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARLINGTON, I WOULD PROVIDE HIM WITH DATA. I SEE HIM, WELL, OKAY, WHATEVER. IN VIRGINIA, FROM JANUARY 1, THEY IDENTIFIED 29 INDIVIDUALS FROM A, I THINK, 11 LOCALITIES, WHICH WERE NOT TURNED OVER. OF THESE, 16 HAD PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICKS AND THEY CAME FROM EIGHT LOCALITIES. NOW, I WENT AND GOT A, ANOTHER SOURCE FOR HOW WIDE SPREAD THIS MIGHT BE. THERE IS AN ORGANIZATION CALLED IMMIGRATION LEGAL RESOURCES CENTER GIVING OUT AWARDS IN THE NAME OF PHIL BURTON AND NANCY PELOSI. THEY'VE IDENTIFIED MR. TRUMP'S PROGRAM AS ETHNIC CLEANSING OF COMMUNITIES AND PROBABLY NOT RIGHT WING FEVER SWAMPS. IT'S ON THE HIB BRL SIDE OF THINGS. THEY IS A MAP OF DETAINER COMPLIANCE IN THE UNITED STATES. AND RIGHT HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE MAP OF VIRGINIA IS MOSTLY ORANGE. THERE IS THE TWO YELLOW SECTIONS, AND RED SECTIONS ARE AN ALLOW INTERVIEWS. ORANGE COUNTIES, BY AND LARGE, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ARE LARGELY DEFINED BY NONCOMPLIANCE WITH ICE DETAINERS. IF YOU WANT TO CHECK THIS OUT, YOU CAN DO IT FOR YOURSELF. LOCALITIES HAVE EASE AGENTS COME SO, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IN ORDER TO AVOID SANCTIONS OF KINDS, THAT PAY COME FROM THE TUFRP ADMINISTRATION FOR NONCOMPLIANCE, THAT WE MAKE AN EFFORT TO COMPLY. THIS MEANS IS THAT BEYOND THE


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, 2024 L. COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE TORE THE DAY.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 2032 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. HOUSE BILL 40 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE AND EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD, MR. COULD THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): THANK YOU, SIR. THE REQUEST HE IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 2072, RECORDED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THE REQUEST HE IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 2075 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. 2084 FROM COURTS OF JUSTICE. HOUSE BILL 21 HO. HOUSE BILL 2141 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. HOUSE BILL 2153 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE AND EDUCATION AND HEALTH. HOUSE BILL 2163, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD. MR. PRESIDENT I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO? ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. , THE AYES HAVE IT. THE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 2164 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HOUSE BILL 2165, REPORTED FROM HEALTH. THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HOUSE BILL 2167, REPORTED FROM HEALTH. THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD,

[Unknown]: I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE FROM NEWMAN. AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 272 REPORTED FROM -- 2172 REPORTED FROM EDUCATION AND HEALTH. HOUSE BILL 283 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. 2214 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. HOUSE BILL 2241 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE AND TRANSPORTATION AND THERE ATRAMENT. THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON COUNTY, SENATOR CARRICO.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE FLOOR AMENDMENT. TAKE IT OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): IF WE COULD WAIVE THE READING.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): WAIVE THE READING.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENT BE WAIVED. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENT IS WAIVED. THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON COUNTY. MR. PRESIDENT I ASK THAT WE ADOPT THE FLOOR AMENDMENT AND SPEAKING TO IT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, THE FLOOR AMENDMENT ON LINE 50 STRIKES TO ESTABLISH TO BASICALLY BRING IT INTO THE SAME LANGUAGE AS THE BILL THAT CAME FROM THE SENATE TO THE HOUSE AND I WOULD ASK THAT WE ADOPT THAT AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): SENATOR EBBIN, DO YOU REQUEST TO SPEAK OR JUST -- OKAY. NO, ALL GOOD. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE FLOOR AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE FLOOR AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): HOUSE BILL 2276 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD, SENATOR NEWMAN.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): THE REQUEST HE IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): HOUSE BILL 2277 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. HOUSE BILL 2282 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH A SUBSTITUTE.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): SENATOR NEWMAN. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 2287 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. 2290 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BEGAYED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IS. HOUSE BILL 2301 REPORTED FROM THE COMMIT CREE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. HOUSE BILL 2324 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. MR. PRESIDENT. THE NO ARE FROM ALEXANDER, SENATOR EBBIN. COULD HOUSE BILL 2324 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION THAT WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE TORE THE DAY.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): HOUSE BILL 2325 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. HOUSE BILL 2328 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. HOUSE BILL 2329 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR-COURT OF JUSTICE. HOUSE BILL 2355 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD, SENATOR NEWMAN.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS DID HE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): 2369 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. HOUSE BILL 2342 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. 2457 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM BEDFORD, SENATOR NEWMAN.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): MR. PRESIDENT I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS ARE THE AYES HAVE IT. AGREED TO.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE BILLS PASS IN BLOCK?

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX. RETURN TO PAGE 8. I WOULD ASK THAT HOUSE BILL 6044 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE HOUSE BILLS PASS IN BLOCK EXCEPT FOR HOUSE BILL 2024, 2324 AND 1604. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE ALL THE SENATORS READY TO V? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO C HANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILLS IN THE BLOCK PASS. REGULAR CALENDAR HOUSE BUILD 140. A VEHICLE RELATING TO FARM HOUSE VEHICLES. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. SENATOR CARRICO. THANK COULD YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE BILL BE PASSED. SPEAKING TO THE BILL. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): MR. PRESIDENT, THIS BILL BASICALLY TAKES THE FINE FIRST TIME FOR VIOLATING TO A $250 FINE AND I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE BODY TO PASS THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 1440 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLS AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE ALL THE SENATORS READY TO V? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO C HANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 35, NOS 5. AYES 35, NOS 5. THE BILL PASSES. HOUSE BILL 1468. A BILL RELATING TO COMPLIANCE WITH DETAINS U.S. IMMIGRATION COURTS OF JUSTICE. I MOVE THAT THE AMENDMENTS BE ADOPTED. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. TO. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE NO ARE FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL. THIS BILL IS ONE THAT SIMPLY REQUIRES THAT LOCAL JAILS AND OTHER DEFENSE FACILITIES IF THEY HAVE INMATE WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF A LAWFUL DETAINER ORDER FROM THE U.S. CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT DIVISION THAT THEY CAN'T RELEASE THAT INMATE EXCEPT PURSUE APARTMENT TO THAT ORDER AND THAT THIS HE CAN'T IGNORE IT. IT IS A SIMPLE LAW AND ORDER BILL AND PASSED BOTH CHAMBERS LAST YEAR BUT FOR SOME REASON WAS SUBJECT OF A LITTLE GUBERNATORIAL ACTION ON THE THIRD FLOOR. IT WOULD BE MY HELP THAT WE GET A LITTLE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT BEHIND THIS MEASURE THIS YEAR AND I WOULD HOPE THAT WE PASS THIS BILL. THE QUESTION FROM THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SUROVELL.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR A YES.

[Unknown]: WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR A QUESTION?

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): I YIELD.

[Unknown]: HE YIELDS, SENATOR. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WROTE A SUMMARY THAT SAID THEY WEREN'T REQUIRED TO HOLD THE FOLKS IF I.C.E. TOOK A LONG TIME TO PICK THEM UP. THERE IS PROBLEM WITH I.C.E. NOT GETTING AROUND TO PICK THEM UP. AND THE TAXPAYERS PAY FOR HOLDING THESE PEOPLE WHILE I.C.E. TAKES THE TIME. CURIOUS IF THERE WAS ANY -- WHY THERE WAS NO FISCAL IMPACT HELD BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE SHERIFFS TO HOLD PEOPLE LONGER THAN WE WOULD OTHER WISE HOLD THEM AND THEREFORE TRANSFER THE COST OF DETAINING THEM TO THE TAXPAYERS INSTEAD OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHO SHOULD BE PAYING FOR THIS. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD SUSPECT THAT THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION LIES IN LITTLE DISCOURSE THAT THE CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL AND I HAD A FEW YEARS AGO IN WHICH HE INDICATED THAT HE WAS RUNNING FOR OFFICE TO KEEP THE POLITICS OUT OF THE OFFICE. AND I SUSPECT THAT IF HE KEPT THE POLITICS OUT OF THE OFFICE IT WOULDN'T COST THE TAXPAYERS TO OF VIRGINIA. THE SENATOR FROM EAR FAIRFAX COUNTY. FURTHER QUESTION. WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD FOR A FURTHER QUESTION? I YIELD. HE YIELDS, SENATOR. IS THERE ANY DATA A IS TO HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD BE HELD AS OPPOSED TO THE BILL VERSUS HOW LONG THEY ARE BEING HELD RIGHT NOW WITHOUT THIS LEGISLATION? THE SENATOR FROM ROCK HAM.

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg): I WOULD LAKE TO THINK THIS THEY ARE COMPLYING WITH THE LAW AND NOT RELEASING THESE FOLKS. IF THEY ARE, THERE IS A FURTHER

[Unknown]: WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR PROBLEM. ANOTHER QUESTION? WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD. I YIELD. EYEDS. THIS TIME AT A TOWN HALL I HAD T. HUNDRED. THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION WAS A BUNCH OF PEOPLE BASICALLY IN FEAR BECAUSE OF THE ENFORCEMENT SURGE THAT HAS OCCURRED OVER THE LAST WEEK. AT LEAST IT IS MY IMPRESSION THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHANGED ITS POLICY AND DECIDED TO START NOT ONLY PICKING UP FOLKS FROM JAIL WHICH HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS BUT THEY HAVE BEEN GOING OUT AND SEIZING PEOPLE. SEEMS THERE WILL BE A WHOLE LOT MORE WITH DETAINERS RUNNING AROUND. I WASnd WOULDERRING IF -- I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANY CAUTION IN COMMITTEE HOW THIS MIGHT CAUSE COSTS TO EXPLODE. IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT I.C.E. HAS THE ABILITY TO HOLD ALL OF THE PEOPLE THE PRESIDENT HAS ASKED THIS EMTO GO AND -- THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. THERE IS A LOT OF HYPERBOLE BEING PASSED AROUND. SOME ARE FANNING THE FLAMES. THEY KNOW BETTER THAN TO PERPETUATE SOME OF THE FALSE CLAIMS BEING MADE. LOOK, I DIDN'T COME INTO THIS AS A BIG ADVOCATE FOR THE CURRENT PRESIDENT. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ORGANIZED OPPOSITION. I THINK THAT THAT IS A POLITICAL DISPUTE AND I GUESS THAT MANY ON THE POLITICAL LEFT HAVE AN INTEREST IN FANNING THOSE FLAMES AND I THINK IT IS FRANK PLAYLY Y SAD. I LIVE IN A COMMUNITY WHERE WE HAVE A LARGE IMMIGRANT POPULATION. IT IS HARD IN MY COMMUNITY TO FIND WHO IS NOT TOUCHED BY THIS ISSUE. AND BY THE ISSUE OF HOW ARE WE GOING TO DEAL WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION? AND IT IS AN ISSUE THAT CATEGORY WE NEED TODEAL WITH, WITHOUT FAG FLAMES OF FEAR AND PUT PEOPLE IN A POSITION IN WHICH THEY ARE PANICKING. WE NEED AN ORDERLY APPROACH AND I WOULD SUSPECT THAT A LOT OF THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE IS UNDERMINING ANY EFFORT THAT MIGHT TAKE PLACE TO GENERATE AN ORDERLY APPROACH. AND I CAN TELL YOU, EVEN IN MY OWN FAMILY, WE ARE TOUCHED BY IT AND IT IS AN INTENSELY PERSONAL ISSUE FOR SOME WHO ARE BEING ACCUSED OF BEING HEARTLESS HATEFUL PEOPLE AND I THINK THAT THAT KIND OF RHETORIC IS DESTRUCTIVE, UNDERMINES THE ABILITY TO GENERATE A PRODUCTIVE DIALOG AND IT IS JUST WRONG. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. SPEAKING TO THE BILL. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEMAN'S RESPONSE AND I WAS JUST READING THIS WEEKEND ABOUT THE POPULATION IN HARRISONBURG WHICH BALLOONED SINCE I WENT TO COLLEGE THERE AND THEY HAVE A DIVERSE COMMUNITY THERE AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT CULTURES REPRESENTED WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN WHEN I WENT. I REMEMBER READING ABOUT THIS WHEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAME OUT AND TALKING TO MY LOCAL SHERIFF ABOUT IF. YOU HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH I.C.E. NOT COMING TO PICK FOLKS UP AFTER THEY DIRECT THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S TO HOLD THEM AND YOU HAD PEOPLE WAITING AROUND IN JAIL FOR ONE, TWO, THREE PLUS WEEKS WHILE THE LOCAL AND STATE TAXPAYERS FUNDED THE BILL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT DOING ITS JOB AND PLACING ORDERS ON THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT. THIS WILL JUST INCREASE AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPARENTLY INCREASES AND CHANGES POLICY. THERE WAS TALK THIS WEEKEND ABOUT THEY WEREN'T CHANGING THEIR POLICY. BUT THERE WEREN'T FEDERAL AGENTS ROAMING AROUND THE STREETS UNTIL FRIDAY PICKING PEOPLE UP. IN THE TOWN HALL MEETING I WENT TO EXPECTING TO TALK ABOUT WATER QUALITY OR OTHER BILLS YOU HAVE TALKED WITH HERE. INSTEAD A THIRD OF DOMINATED BY NONIMMIGRANT FAMILIES FREAKED OUT ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TERRORIZING KNEE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS LEGISLATION MAKES US PAY FOR THAT. NORMALLY IT IS NOT OUR SIDE, IT IS THE OTHER SIDE UNHAPPY ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFLICTING THINGS ON US. I WOULD HOPE THE BODY WOULD VOTE DOWN THIS BILL. I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD AID AND ABET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT DOING ITS JOB. THEY SHOULD PAY FOR IT AND GET THE JOB DONE. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SASLAW.

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield): JUST BRIEFLY, MR. PRESIDENT. INTERESTING THE NO ARE FROM SENM ROCKINGHAM TALKED ABOUT FANIN THE FLAMES THE HATRED. YOU MIGHT QUANT TO ADDRESS THOSE REMARKS TO 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. SENATOR FAVOLA.

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ASK THE MEMBERS TO DAE FEET THIS MEASURE. IN LARGE PART BECAUSE IT WILL PLACE A SIGMA OVER OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. ESPECIALLY OUR DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS. MY UNDERSTANDING IS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO MAY HAVE A CIVIL IMMIGRATION STATUS QUESTION COULD ACTUALLY BE SUBJECT TO BEING HELD REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEIR CRIME WAS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY SHOW UP ON A SIMPLE IMMIGRATION STATUS SHEET. AND GIVEN JUST THE CONFUSION AND THE MURKINESS OUR FEDERAL WHATEVER, FEDERAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS, FEDERAL REGULATIONS, FEDERAL LAWS, FEDERAL TWEETS, WHATEVER IS GOING ON AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES. MORE IMPORTANTLY, IMMIGRANTS ARE GOING TO BE AFRAID TO COME FORWARD AND COOPERATE WITH POLICE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, OUR LOCAL POLICE CAN ONLY KEEP NEIGHBORHOODS SAFE IF ANY HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OF THE RESIDENTS WHOM THEY ARE PLEDGED TO SERVE, TO PROTECT. I THINK THIS IS DANGEROUS ON MANY LEVELS AND I HOPE WE DEFEAT THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR BLACK.

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I RISE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE MEASURE. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS PEOPLE WHO ARE FUDGETIVES WHO

Comments

ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

ACLU-VA strongly opposes this unconstitutional, confusing "message" bill. Virginia already has some of the toughest laws regarding compliance with federal immigration law. Everyone's status is check when arrested and there is a presumption against bail for immigrants with detainers who have been accused of serious crimes. As well, federal courts have already declared that, absent a criminal warrant, people cannot be held in local jails for violation of civil immigration law. This bill also creates a conflict between a judge's order to release someone on bond for a minor crime and the local jail official's refusal to release that person except to federal officials. It is not the job of sheriffs and jail officials to enforce immigration law.

CASA, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes legislation that puts the burden of federal enforcement agencies on local jurisdictions. This bill is unconstitutionally vague and provides for detaining people with no limitations on length of stay. It undermines judges' authority in sentencing and setting bail.

ACLU-VA Legislative Agenda, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

ACLU-VA strongly opposes this unconstitutional, confusing "message" bill. Virginia already has some of the toughest laws regarding compliance with federal immigration law. Everyone's status is check when arrested and there is a presumption against bail for immigrants with detainers who have been accused of serious crimes. As well, federal courts have already declared that, absent a criminal warrant, people cannot be held in local jails for violation of civil immigration law. This bill also creates a conflict between a judge's order to release someone on bond for a minor crime and the local jail official's refusal to release that person except to federal officials. It is not the job of sheriffs and jail officials to enforce immigration law.