Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have passed House Bill 481 (HB 481), critical anti-sanctuary city legislation aimed at enforcing compliance with immigration detainers! HB 481 promotes public safety by requiring law enforcement to maintain custody of a criminal alien in accordance with state and federal law if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials issue a detainer.
The House of Delegates and the State Senate have done their part in passing HB 481! Now HB 481 goes to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s desk!
CALL HIM TODAY AND TELL HIM TO SUPPORT THIS CRITICAL LEGISLATION.
Tell him that complying with immigration detainers is smart public policy. The benefits of legislation aimed at increasing cooperation with federal immigration officials include:
- Furthering the public safety and welfare of Virginia residents and visitors;
- Fighting illegal immigration by eliminating the attraction for illegal aliens to come to Virginia;
- Taking away competition for scarce jobs; and
- Providing ICE with critical assistance to accomplish its mission to identify and remove criminal aliens who are already in state or local custody.
If our laws are not enforced at the jailhouse door, then when will they be? Too many lives have already been lost due to dangerous sanctuary policies. Contact Governor McAuliffe at 804-786-2211 or write on his Facebook page and tell him to sign HB 481 to protect Virginians TODAY!