HB 29, proposed by Delegate Gutierrez, proposes to give illegal immigrants special privileges. One of the proposed changes to existing law:
(B) WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE FROM STATE OR LOCAL CUSTODY, A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL MAY NOT CONTINUE TO DETAIN THE INDIVIDUAL ON THE BASIS OF AN IMMIGRATION DETAINER.
At present, it is a crime to be in this country illegally. Releasing this person from custody even though there is a current detainer, allows a group of people to be exempt from current, codified law.
(D) A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL MAY NOT STOP, ARREST, SEARCH, OR DETAIN AN INDIVIDUAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING A SUSPECTED IMMIGRATION VIOLATION OR BASED ON AN ADMINISTRATIVE WARRANT IN THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER DATABASE.
An administrative warrant, per Cornell Law, is,
If administrative warrants are enforced on only some of us, those who are exempt from such warrants are held to a different standard than the rest of us.
Hearing 1/28, 1:00 p.m. HEARING CANCELED
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