HB244 Prevents ICE from knowing if illegal immigrants are in jail

HB244 removes provisions requiring jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail; probation and parole officers to inquire as to the citizenship status of an individual convicted of a felony in circuit court and referred to such officers, and officers in charge of correctional facilities to inquire as to the citizenship of any person committed to a correctional facility,

The bill also removes the mandatory duty of the clerk of a court committing a convicted alien to a correctional facility to furnish related court records to a United States immigration officer.

EFFECT: If this bill is passed and becomes law, ICE will not know if illegal immigrants are in jail, which prevents deportation.