• Bars governments and agencies from limiting or restricting their employees from enforcing immigration laws "to less than the full extent permitted by federal law."
• Requires police, where there is "reasonable suspicion" the person is an illegal immigrant, to make a "reasonable attempt ... when practicable" to determine that person's legal status.
• Contains an exception if pursuing that inquiry "may hinder or obstruct an investigation."
• Prohibits race, color or national origin from being the sole factor used in determining whether to pursue investigating someone's immigration status.
• Says governments cannot prohibit their employees from sending, receiving or maintaining information about someone's immigration status to determine whether they are eligible for public benefits or services.
• Permits any legal resident to sue if a government agency adopts any policy or practice that restricts the ability of its workers to enforce immigration laws, with judges required to impose penalties of up to $5,000 a day.
• Makes it a violation of state law to be in this country illegally, linking it to the failure to have the requisite "alien registration document."
• Makes it illegal to stop on a road to hire day laborers, or enter a car stopped on a road to get temporary work.
• Criminalizes transporting, concealing, harboring or shielding an illegal immigrant from detection if the person knows or "recklessly disregards" that the other person is in this country illegally.
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