Published on September 28, 2016
New Orleans, LA Police are NOT ALLOWED by policy to ask about IMMIGRATION STATUS of those that are arrested, nor can they make inquiry as to the status of a person's citizenship status as a pre-emptive measure before a violent crime has been committed. This is a failure of the Federal Government's primary responsibility to ensure sovereignty and protection of its citizens from inherent threats.
Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte issued the statement below in advance of this hearing:
“It is outrageous that the Justice Department would seek a consent decree with the New Orleans Police Department to actually inhibit the ability of the federal government to enforce federal law. By hindering federal immigration officers’ ability to apprehend criminal aliens, the Justice Department consciously disregards the safety and security of the American public by enabling the release of these criminals back into our communities to commit more crimes.”
“Next week, the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will examine DOJ’s role in coercing the New Orleans Police Department to adopt dangerous sanctuary policies and will seek answers from the Department. We look forward to hearing their explanation as to why they would encourage a local jurisdiction to violate federal law.”
Honorable Jeff Landry, Attorney General, Louisiana Department of Justice
Honorable Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
Honorable Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice
Mr. Zach Butterworth, Executive Counsel and Director of Federal Affairs, Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, City of New Orleans
8 U.S. Code § 1373 - Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service
(a) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.
(b) Additional authority of government entitiesNotwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no person or agency may prohibit, or in any way restrict, a Federal, State, or local government entity from doing any of the following with respect to information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual:
(1) Sending such information to, or requesting or receiving such information from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
(2) Maintaining such information.
(3) Exchanging such information with any other Federal, State, or local government entity.
(c) Obligation to respond to inquiries
The Immigration and Naturalization Service shall respond to an inquiry by a Federal, State, or local government agency, seeking to verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual within the jurisdiction of the agency for any purpose authorized by law, by providing the requested verification or status information.
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