Yesterday, the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431) was approved by the House Judiciary Committee by a 19-13 vote. The Davis-Oliver Act was introduced by Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and would strengthen interior enforcement.
“I am very pleased the committee approved my bill today. The Davis-Oliver Act is a first and necessary step to modernize a broken immigration system. We need to give law enforcement at all levels the tools and resources they need to keep America safe and secure, and the Davis-Oliver Act does that. While other immigration reforms are needed, my bill is vital to a long-term fix,” Rep. Labrador said in his press release.
“The Davis-Oliver Act delivers on our responsibility to ensure that immigration reform starts with enforcement. Enforcing our laws now will deter future illegal immigration. Furthermore, while most unlawful immigrants come to the U.S. seeking a better life for themselves and their families, there are too many others who commit crimes against Americans. Many families across the United States who have lost loved ones due to lax immigration enforcement – such as the Steinle, Root, and Wilkerson families – have testified before the House Judiciary Committee. We have a duty to them and to all Americans to provide the tools necessary to strengthen public safety and the rule of law,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and cosponsor of the bill, said in his press release.
The Davis-Oliver Act is part of our 5 Great Immigration Solutions bills.
Read more about the Davis-Oliver Act here.
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Updated: Fri, Jul 14th 2017 @ 2:11pm EDT