An Ohio Senate committee hears initial testimony this week regarding a proposal to require the state attorney general to enter into a 287(g) agreement with the Department of Homeland Security. Senate Bill 98, introduced by Senator Jimmy Stewart (R) and cosponsored by four other Republicans, is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Committee on State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs at 3:30 Wednesday (April 13) afternoon.
S.B. 98 provides, in part: “The attorney general shall pursue a memorandum of agreement under the federal ‘Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996,’ 110 Stat. 3009, 8 U.S.C. 1357(g), between the state of Ohio and the United States attorney general or the appropriate federal agency the United States attorney general designates, to permit the enforcement in this state of federal immigration laws, both criminal and civil, including the apprehension, detention, and investigation of illegal aliens located in this state.”