Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley along with Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) are looking to introduce a new piece of legislation called the Keep our Communities Safe Act. This piece of legislation would look to end what the two Senators judge to be a loophole in current immigration policies.

“The bill with Congressman Inhofe would end the Biden catch and release policy. It prevents illegal immigrants from disappearing into society after they cross the border.”

Catch and release is in reference to the current policy that requires immigration authorities to release illegal immigrants back into the U.S. if they have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months. 

Election day is November 8th with polling place information being available through the Washington County Auditor’s Office.