Texas immigration law gets picked up and copied in the middle of the country

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed into law a bill that mimics Texas‘s illegal immigration law in the Hawkeye State.

The bill, Senate File 2340, passed in the state Senate, 34-16, and in the state House, 64-30, last month. It makes it a state crime for a person to be in Iowa if they were denied entry into the country or are an illegal immigrant who has previously been deported. Reynolds says the law will allow the state to enforce immigration laws that already exist.

“The Biden Administration has failed to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, putting the protection and safety of Iowans at risk. Those who come into our country illegally have broken the law, yet Biden refuses to deport them,” Reynolds said in a statement on Wednesday.

“This bill gives Iowa law
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