H. R. 6378

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to notify the Governor of a State prior to the date on which any alien without lawful status under the immigration laws is transported to, housed in, or resettled in such State, and for other purposes.

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117 HR 6378 IH: Local Control Act

U.S. House of Representatives

2022-01-12

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6378

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2022

Mr. Brooks

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to notify the Governor of a State prior to the date on which any alien without lawful status under the immigration laws is transported to, housed in, or resettled in such State, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Local Control Act

.

2.

Disapproval of settlement of certain aliens

(a)

Conditions on settlement of certain aliens

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General, shall notify the Governor of a State and the chief executive of a political subdivision prior to the date on which any alien without lawful status under the immigration laws is transported to, housed in, or resettled in such State or political subdivision.

(b)

Disapproval of settlement of certain aliens

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the following conditions on transportation, housing, and resettlement of aliens without lawful status under the immigration laws shall apply:

(1)

No Federal funds may be used to transport, house, or resettle any alien without lawful status under the immigration laws within a State without the approval of the Governor of the State.

(2)

Notwithstanding any approval granted under paragraph (1), no Federal funds may be used to transport, house, or resettle any alien without lawful status under the immigration laws in any political subdivision within a State if the political subdivision has in effect a law, a policy with the effect of law, or resolution prohibiting or disapproving of the transportation, housing, or resettling of aliens in that political subdivision.

(3)

Notwithstanding paragraph (1) or (2), nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the transportation or detention of an alien without a lawful immigration status for civil or criminal law enforcement purposes.

(c)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict or limit the transportation or detention of an alien without a lawful immigration status for civil or criminal law enforcement purposes.

(d)

Alien defined

In this Act, the term

alien

has the meaning given such term in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (

8 U.S.C. 1101(a)

).