Governor Reynolds Visits Mount Pleasant, Comments on Illegal Immigration

Governor Kim Reynolds visited Mount Pleasant on Thursday afternoon where she met with leaders across the town to hear their needs. Afterwards, Reynolds was asked about the Illegal Immigration reentry law, following the news that a federal district court judge granted an injunction. Reynolds supports the Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird’s appeal of this matter.

In an interview, the governor stated that “it is horrible when we have a president of the United States that is not doing his constitutional duty to protect the United States citizens and most importantly the sovereignty of this country.”

Governor Reynolds also says that the state is stepping up and protecting the citizens, and Iowa is enforcing the illegal immigration laws that are already on the books. “The case that they used they had actually superseded the existing U.S. immigration laws already on the books…” she continues “we didn’t do that, Arizona in fact did, but Iowa didn’t.”

After the interview with the governor, the Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird filed an official appeal of the federal court’s decision to block enforcement of Iowa’s immigration law. Attorney General Bird released the following statement:

“Iowa won’t back down. Today, my office filed an appeal to defend Iowa’s immigration enforcement law that keeps Iowa families safe. We can’t afford to stand by any longer as Biden’s border crisis rolls out a welcome mat for drug cartels, human traffickers, and suspected terrorists to invade our home communities. If Biden won’t do his job to secure our borders, Iowa will.”