Published Date:  

2011-01-25 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would prevent Community Oriented Policing Services Program (COPS) funding from being used to uphold “sanctuary policies,” which prevent law enforcement officials in local municipalities from investigating immigration status or reporting immigration violations to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). COPS is important to city, tribal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies because it awards grants used to update technology, hire and train police officers, and develop crime fighting strategies. Please see H.R.1764 for the House Companion legislation.

A bill to prohibit appropriated funds from being used in contravention of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 169

Chamber:  

Senate

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Amnesty Enticements