James Emerson Smith on Immigration
Voted NAY on police checking immigration status
Excerpts from S 20 legislative records:
- It is a felony for a person who has remained in the US in violation of law to conceal themselves from detection or to conspire to conceal that person from state or federal authorities.
A law enforcement officer, when stopping a person for some other criminal offense, must determine the immigration status of that person if the officer suspects that the person is illegally in the US.
- If a prisoner who is an alien unlawfully present
in the US completes the prisoner's sentence of incarceration, the keeper of the jail shall notify the US Department of Homeland Security [or ICE agency] and shall securely transport the prisoner to a federal facility [for deportation].
- Implement a fee
on wire transfers to foreign countries: a 1% fee with a minimum of $5.
Status:Bill passed Senate, 22-14-0; passed House 65-39-20; signed by Governor, June 27, 2011. (Rep. James Emerson Smith voted NAY).
Source: South Carolina legislature voting records: S 20
, May 25, 2011
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