Todd Rokita Introduces the Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians Act

The proposed law would make it a crime for state and local officials to obstruct federal immigration laws.

SLAP is how Congressman Rokita (R-IN05) is referring to it: Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians Act. He introduced it today as HR 4526. The Indiana Congressman wants to make it a crime punishable by jail time for a state or local official to obstruct federal immigration laws.

In a statement announcing the release, the congressman said, “The American people are rightfully infuriated watching politicians put their open-borders ideology before the rule of law, and the safety of the people they represent. Politicians don't get to pick and choose what laws to comply with. Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so,” Congressman Rokita said. “It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who conspire to break them."

According to his press release:

Violators of this law could be sentenced to 5 years in federal prison and be fined up to $1 million. This elitist mentality that everyone is not equal under the law must come to an end. These politicians want one set of rules for hard working Americans, but a different set of rules for illegal immigrants, and themselves.

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I'm glad that they're considering applying a penalty for violating the Supremacy Clause. Some states have been violating it for years.


Another proposal to enforce current law. This is the result of lazy legislators not including enforcement provisions in their knee jerk reactions to events of the day. Leaving interpretations to bureaucrats and judges creates chaos.