New Bill Passed Allowing Law Enforcement to Arrest Illegal Immigrants in Louisiana

Last week, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by State Senator Valarie Hodges, allowing police to arrest illegal aliens. The bill was approved by a 74-23 vote.

As reported by NOLA, “SB 388 needs one procedural approval from the Senate, which passed the proposal before the House amended it.”

“If SB 388 takes effect, violating the statute would be punishable by up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine for a first offense, with harsher penalties for a second offense.”

The Governor is expected to sign the bill into law.

Earlier this year, a similar proposal reached Governor Katie Hobbs’ desk, but she vetoed the bill, labeling it “anti-immigrant legislation.”

Louisiana is set to join Texas and Iowa in prioritizing American citizens over illegal immigrants who are in the country illegally.

As reported by KRVS:

Lawmakers in the House passed a bill that would make it a crime to be in Louisiana if a person entered the country illegally and allow state law enforcement to detain them. It carries penalties up to two years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

It’s similar to a controversial Texas law that’s being challenged in court for undermining the federal government’s authority on immigration law.

The proposal also allows Louisiana to form a compact with Texas to secure the U.S. southern border.

Gov. Jeff Landry already approved sending Louisiana National Guard troops to Texas earlier this year to stop immigrants from crossing the border illegally.

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TomF
TomF
21 days ago

Every starte needs to do this. They also need to make it a crime with a high fine to rent to or employ invaders. We need to create an environment where the invaders realize it is far in their best interest to return where they came from.

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