June 13th, 2024

DOJ sues Oklahoma over new law setting state penalties for those living in the US illegally

By Sean Murphy, The Associated Press on May 21, 2024.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday over a state law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally.

The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges an Oklahoma law that makes it a state crime – punishable by up to two years in prison – to live in the state without legal immigration status. Similar laws passed in Texas and Iowa already are facing similar challenges from the Justice Department.

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