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SB 054: Authority to Arrest Unlawful Aliens

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: SB11-054
Year: 2011
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: Lambert/Balmer


A law enforcement officer may arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person is an alien who:
* Is subject to a removal order issued by an immigration court or to a detainer or notice of action issued by the federal department of homeland security; or

  • Has been indicted for or been convicted of one or more aggravated felonies, as defined by 8 U.S.C. sec. 1101(a) (43), as amended; or
  • Has willfully failed to register with the federal government pursuant to 8 U.S.C. sec. 1301.

Current Status:

1/19/2011 - Introduced in Senate: Assigned to State, Veteran & Militairy Affairs

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