Posted on August 19, 2021

Nevada District Court Judge Tosses Out Federal Immigration Law on Illegal Re-Entry

Ian Russell and Greg Haas, KLAS, August 18, 2021

The federal statute outlawing re-entry into the United States by people who have been previously deported is unconstitutional, according to a Wednesday ruling by U.S. District Court of Nevada Chief Judge Miranda Du.

The 43-page ruling came in a case involving Gustavo Carrillo-Lopez, who was indicted last year. {snip}

Lawyers for Carrillo-Lopez argued that the law disproportionately targeted “Latinx individuals.”

Du’s ruling cited racist origins tied to laws previously passed in 1929 and 1952. The “racial animus” that motivated earlier laws has not been erased by years of renewing laws based on a biased legal foundation, the court ruled.