Iowa Gov. Signs Law Allowing Police to Arrest Migrants Previously Denied Entry or Deported

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a new law that allows state authorities to arrest migrants who have been denied entry or deported from the US. The law, known as SF 2340, aims to address what the governor calls the failure of the Biden administration to enforce immigration laws. Reynolds accuses the administration of refusing to deport those who enter the country illegally, while the new law gives Iowa law enforcement the power to enforce existing immigration laws. Under the new law, migrants who have outstanding deportation orders, have been previously … Read more

Migrants Overwhelm Texas National Guard at Rio Grande, Prompting Release Orders: Border Riot Chaos

El Paso, Texas – A judge in El Paso ordered the release of migrants who were accused of participating in a “border riot” that overwhelmed National Guard troops along the Rio Grande. The stampede occurred on Easter Sunday and resulted in the arrest of about 220 individuals on riot charges. However, court officials stated that migrants will remain in custody if there is a federal immigration hold against them. According to a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, out of the 220 people booked on riot charges, 39 have been processed for release … Read more

El Paso Judge Orders Release of Illegal Migrants Involved in Border Riot Overwhelmed by National Guard in Easter Sunday Ruling

El Paso, Texas – On Easter Sunday, a judge in El Paso ordered the release of undocumented migrants accused of participating in a “border riot” earlier this month when a stampede overwhelmed National Guard troops along the Rio Grande. The judge made his ruling during an online teleconference bond hearing after the El Paso District Attorney’s Office was not prepared to proceed with detention hearings for each defendant. The riot occurred on March 21, when a group of over 300 migrants attempted to enter the U.S. illegally by rushing a border fence in El Paso. … Read more

Texas Judges Divided over Swift Arrests of Migrants – Implications for Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON – In a recent hearing, judges in Texas appeared to be divided on the issue of immediate migrant arrests. The debate centered around whether or not individuals should be detained upon their initial encounter with law enforcement. The case at hand highlighted the complexity of immigration enforcement. Advocates argued that arrests should be made to maintain border security and prevent individuals from bypassing immigration procedures. On the other side, activists contended that detaining migrants immediately without considering their individual circumstances was inhumane and violated their rights. The split among the judges reflected the ongoing … Read more