8 U.S.C. § 1373 : US Code - Section 1373: Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service

Search 8 U.S.C. § 1373 : US Code - Section 1373: Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service

    (a) In general
      Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local
    law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may
    not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or
    official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and
    Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or
    immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.
    (b) Additional authority of government entities
      Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local
    law, no person or agency may prohibit, or in any way restrict, a
    Federal, State, or local government entity from doing any of the
    following with respect to information regarding the immigration
    status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual:
        (1) Sending such information to, or requesting or receiving
      such information from, the Immigration and Naturalization
      Service.
        (2) Maintaining such information.
        (3) Exchanging such information with any other Federal, State,
      or local government entity.
    (c) Obligation to respond to inquiries
      The Immigration and Naturalization Service shall respond to an
    inquiry by a Federal, State, or local government agency, seeking to
    verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any
    individual within the jurisdiction of the agency for any purpose
    authorized by law, by providing the requested verification or
    status information.