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Biden Administration Threatens To Sue Oklahoma Over Law Criminalizing Illegal Immigration

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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The Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is threatening to sue the state of Oklahoma over a new law that would criminalize illegal immigration at the state level.

The threat from the DOJ comes after Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that allows law enforcement agents to arrest suspected illegal immigrants who may be guilty of committing “impermissible occupation” in Oklahoma.

First and second time convictions carry different penalties, though both would require the illegal immigrant to leave the state of Oklahoma within 72 hours of being...

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