Judge Blocks Illegal Alien Law?!

(TheIndependentStar.com) – Despite the huge crime wave illegals have caused, a federal judge temporarily blocked an Oklahoma law that made illegal alien immigration a state crime after the Biden administration sued the state.

While U.S. District Judge Bernard M. Jones issued a temporary injunction against the law, stating it conflicted with federal law, Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond plans to appeal the decision.

While U.S. District Judge Bernard M. Jones issued a temporary injunction against the law, stating it conflicted with federal law, Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond plans to appeal the decision.

“While today’s court ruling is disappointing, I will not stop fighting for Oklahoma and our right to protect our borders. The Biden Administration’s complete failure to enforce federal immigration laws made House Bill 4156 a necessity,” he said.

He further added, “[W]e intend to appeal today’s decision and defend one of the most powerful tools we have to fight the criminal activity largely being fueled by illegal aliens in Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma’s law allows state law enforcement to arrest people for entering the United States illegally. If convicted, the illegal immigrant would be guilty of “impermissible occupation” and could face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine.

The person would also have to leave the state within 72 hours after conviction or release from custody. A second offense, considered a felony, could lead to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine, with the same 72-hour departure requirement.

The legislation was set to take effect on July 1 and was passed 39-8 in the Senate and 77-20 in the House earlier this year.

Moreover, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued the state after the law was enacted, claiming it was unconstitutional.

Firmly with his stance, judge Jones stated, “While this Court may very well be sympathetic to the concerns raised by Oklahoma, such concerns should not — and, indeed, cannot — be allowed to undermine the long-standing, comprehensive federal framework that defines immigration policy.”

Sensitive matters of immigration policy ‘must be made with one voice,’” and for better or for worse, that voice belongs not to one individual state, but to the United States,” he continued.

Oklahoma is one of several states, including Texas and Iowa, that have passed laws giving law enforcement more tools to combat the surge of illegal immigrants entering the country under Joe Biden.

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