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HB19-1124

Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach

Concerning clarification of the authority of criminal justice officials with respect to the enforcement of certain federal civil laws.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Immigration
Bill Summary

The bill allows a law enforcement officer or employee to cooperate or assist federal immigration enforcement authorities in the execution of a warrant issued by a federal judge or magistrate or honoring any writ issued by any state or federal judge concerning the transfer of a prisoner to or from federal custody.

The bill prohibits a law enforcement officer from arresting or detaining an individual solely on the basis of a civil immigration detainer.

The bill prohibits a probation officer or probation department employee from providing an individual's personal information to federal immigration authorities.

If a law enforcement officer is coordinating a telephone or video interview between federal immigration authorities and an individual in jail or another custodial facility, the individual must be advised that:

  • The interview is being sought by federal immigration authorities;
  • The individual has the right to decline the interview and remain silent;
  • The individual has the right to speak to an attorney before submitting to the interview; and
  • Anything the individual says may be used against him or her in subsequent proceedings, including in a federal immigration court.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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