DOJ sues Oklahoma over law imposing penalties on illegal immigrants

The Department of Justice announced a lawsuit against Oklahoma over a law that makes it a state crime to reside in Oklahoma while in the country illegally, adding to a cavalcade of DOJ challenges to laws in similar states.

The DOJ has already sued Texas and Iowa over efforts to make it a state crime to be present in a respective state while in the country illegally, with the DOJ arguing that the federal government has sole authority for immigration enforcement rather than states.

With its lawsuit filed against Oklahoma in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Tuesday, the DOJ argues it is doing so to preserve its “exclusive authority under federal law to regulate the entry, reentry, and presence of noncitizens.”

FILE – Oklahoma City immigration attorney Sam
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