CAP Fact Sheet: HB 1804: Facts and Fiction

This November 2007 fact sheet was produced for the Public Policy Department of the Community Action Project of Tulsa County under the direction of David Blatt, then Director of Policy at CAP.

HB 1804, Oklahoma’s law targeting illegal immigrants, took effect November 1st, 2007. The new law is a far-reaching piece of legislation that confers new powers and responsibilities on governments, law enforcement, and businesses to verify the legal status of individuals in various situations.

A lot of simple assertions have been made about HB 1804. In many cases, the reality is different and more complicated. This short piece is intended to disentangle some of the facts from fiction surrounding HB 1804.

Read the fact sheet.


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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