OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to Governor Stitt signing into law one of the country's most extreme anti-immigrant bills, the ACLU of Oklahoma issued the following statement:  

The following is attributable to Tamya Cox-Touré, ACLU of Oklahoma Executive Director: 

“The ACLU of Oklahoma stands with our immigrant communities and firmly believes Oklahoma politicians are, once again, out of touch with who we aspire to be as a state and country. HB 4156 is one of the most extreme anti-immigrant bills to be passed by any state, undoubtedly leading directly to racial profiling and subjecting thousands of Black and Brown Oklahomans to the state’s criminal legal system. Local law enforcement lacks the expertise and the constitutional authority to interpret and enforce immigration law. Our immigration system is broken, and we need solutions to create a more fair, humane, and efficient system. HB 4156 is not the answer our communities need or deserve.”