Judge Rules Unlawful Reentry Unconstitutional Due to Racist History

Immigrants who have a deportation order on their record and enter the United States again can be charged with what is called unlawful reentry, technically known as 8 USC 1326. This week, a judge in Nevada ruled that due to the racist anti-Latino history of this law (which is true), that it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution (this part may not ultimately hold up in court).

We at TRAC study the federal government by obtaining large datasets through the Freedom of Information Act, and one part of…