Daily Immigration News – Yasrebi Law

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of Iowa and Oklahoma this month in order to prevent them from implementing new state laws regarding immigrants. The Biden Administration has already filed an additional lawsuit against the state of Texas for unconstitutional immigration law earlier this year. Border security and immigration are a rising concern among voters for Biden.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) and Iowa’s Kim Reynolds (R) both decided to joined Texas in passing new state laws that would result in any undocumented immigrants entering the country without authorization to be charged with a criminal misdemeanor. Both governors further confirmed that the new law were necessary to address the surge of immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

On May 9th and May 21st, the U.S. Department of Justice filed lawsuits against Iowa and Oklahoma subsequently for unconstitutional laws. Head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, Brian M. Boynton stated “Oklahoma (and Iowa) cannot disregard the U.S. Constitution and settled Supreme Court precedent.”

In a joint statement made by the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police along with the Metro Law Enforcement Agency Leaders, “This law has the potential to destroy the connections and relationships we have built within our local immigrant communities and set us back for many years to come.”

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