Skip to Content

Federal judge temporarily stops Oklahoma from enforcing new anti-immigration law

KTVZ - NewsChannel 21

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has granted a motion to temporarily stop the state from enforcing its new anti-immigration law that would make it a state crime to be in Oklahoma illegally. U.S. District Judge Bernard M. Jones issued the order Friday to go into effect while a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice proceeds. The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City is challenging the law, which makes it a state crime to live in Oklahoma without legal immigration status, punishable by up to two years in prison. Similar laws passed in Texas and Iowa are also facing challenges.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content