Governor Signs Bill That Lets Iowa Judges Issue Deportation Order

Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that lets Iowa law enforcement arrest and deport people who are in the country illegally.

Reynolds says the law will give Iowa the power to enforce US immigration law, something Reynolds says President Biden is unwilling to do. The law, which will go into effect July 1st, would let Iowa judges issue deportation orders. It’s similar to a Texas law that’s on hold due to a court challengee and a lawsuit may block Iowa’s new law as well.

Last month, after the bill cleared the legisalture the executive director of the ACLU of Iowa said the policy would consume already strapped law enforcement resources and lead to racial profiling. Federal courts have previously ruled that the federal government has sole authority to enforce immigration laws.

Reynolds says the Biden Administratin is failing at that task and putting the protection and safety of Iowans at risk.



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