Iowa Governor Signs Law Empowering Police to Arrest Migrants and Give Them Choice to Leave

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

This is just a copy of the Texas law, which is tied up in legal wrangling.

If Iowa wanted to push the limits, they would pass a law saying that illegal immigrants can be rounded up and put in concentration camps until the feds can figure out something to do with them. Then, if the fed judges told them they weren’t allowed to do it, they would do it anyway, and tell the feds to come stop them.

For anything to actually change in this country, states are going to have to start telling the feds to come stop them. But state leaders are all very weak, and will only do the bare minimum to stay in office.

New York Post:

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation on Wednesday that will allow state authorities to arrest migrants who were previously denied entry or deported from the US.

“The Biden administration has failed to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, putting the protection and safety of Iowans at risk,” Reynolds said in a statement announcing the signing of SF 2340.

“Those who come into our country illegally have broken the law, yet Biden refuses to deport them. This bill gives Iowa law enforcement the power to do what he is unwilling to do: enforce immigration laws already on the books.”

The new law, passed by the Iowa legislature last month, makes it an aggravated misdemeanor offense — punishable by up to two years in prison — for migrants to be in the Hawkeye State if they have outstanding deportation orders, were previously deported or were at one point barred from entering the US.

The law, which goes into effect July 1, elevates the crime to a felony offense if the person’s previous removal orders were related to misdemeanor convictions for drug crimes, crimes against people or any type of felony conviction.

Police are barred from arresting suspected migrants in violation of the law at places of worship, schools or medical facilities.


What other crimes are you allowed to commit at churches, schools, and hospitals?

Arrested individuals may be allowed by a judge to leave the country and not face charges, according to the law’s text.

And how do they force the person to leave?

The only thing they can do is tell them to leave and then release them, at which point the immigrant can do whatever they want.

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