Louisiana’s Senate Bill 388, the Anti-Immigrant Bill Lawmakers are Considering

Louisiana’s Senate Bill 388, the Anti-Immigration Bill Lawmakers are Considering

The anti-immigrant bill SB 388 was introduced this legislative session, and here are the things you should know!

The anti-immigrant bill SB388, introduced by Sen. Valerie Hodges, R-Denham Springs, would give power to state and local law enforcement to assume the functions of federal agents, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.). SB 388 provides that "illegal entry or illegal re-entry of an alien" would become a state crime in Louisiana, and those found guilty would be subject to heavy sentences. Persons convicted for the first time under this potential law would face up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine, while repeat offenders could be sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. This law is similar to the anti-immigrant law that was established in Texas, known as Senate Bill 4 (88-4).

What does this mean? It means that the police, state and local, can detain and arrest anyone they suspect to be an undocumented immigrant. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will make the right decision and not allow such an unconstitutional law to proceed.

What is your opinion about this law and how it will affect your family?

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