Summary of S. 1842: Protecting American Lives Act
October 9, 2015
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) introduced the “Protecting American Lives Act” to target sanctuary cities— State and local jurisdictions with policies that obstruct immigration enforcement. Specifically, the bill denies certain Federal funds to jurisdictions that refuse to share information about criminal aliens with the Federal government or refuse to recognize Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests. The bill’s original cosponsors include Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tom Cotton (R-AR), James Inhofe (R-OK), and Ted Cruz (R-TX).