Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law

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This report discusses the authority of state and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law through the investigation and arrest of persons believed to have violated such laws. It describes current provisions in federal law that permit state and local police to enforce immigration law directly, analyzes major cases concerning the ability of states and localities to assist in immigration enforcement, and briefly examines opinions on the issue by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) within the Department of Justice.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 17, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Garcia, Michael John

Legislative Attorney

Creator (Author):
Manuel, Kate M.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: September 17, 2010
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the authority of state and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law through the investigation and arrest of persons believed to have violated such laws. It describes current provisions in federal law that permit state and local police to enforce immigration law directly, analyzes major cases concerning the ability of states and localities to assist in immigration enforcement, and briefly examines opinions on the issue by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) within the Department of Justice.

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20 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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