HOUSE BILL 116
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
Patricia Roybal Caballero and Angelica Rubio
RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT; PROHIBITING STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM ENFORCING FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 29-1-10 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1966, Chapter 24, Section 1) is amended to read:
"29-1-10. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES--ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.--[All state and local law enforcement agencies are hereby authorized to participate in the Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1965, Public Law 98-197.]
A. A law enforcement agency of the state or its political subdivisions shall not use state funds, equipment, personnel or resources nor accept or utilize federal funds, equipment, personnel or resources for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship who have entered or are residing in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws in Title 8 of the United States Code, unless otherwise legally required to do so.
B. For the purposes of Subsection A of this section, the workforce solutions department is not a law enforcement agency."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2017.
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