Speaker Charles McCall

Hi, I’m Charles McCall and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 22nd District.

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May 20, 2024
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Speaker McCall Responds to Biden Administration Letter

OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, today responded to a letter sent by the Biden Administration last week regarding House Bill 4156 which creates the crime of impermissible occupation in Oklahoma. The letter was sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt and Attorney General Gentner Drummond by the Biden Dept. of Justice, and threatened legal action if the law is enforced.  "The Biden Administration's continued failures to address the illegal immigration crisis in our country are what necessitated the passage of House Bill 4156 in the first place. I find it laughable that in the Administration's letter to Gov. Stitt and Attorney General Drummond, they claim Oklahoma is interfering with the function of the federal government on immigration issues. There has been nothing but disfunction at the federal level since President Biden took office.  House Bill 4156 was a carefully crafted, well-thought-out piece of legislation designed to acknowledge the role of the federal government in immigration matters, while at the same time protect the sovereignty and security of our state's borders. I fully support the defense of this law by our state's attorney general, and look forward to seeing it upheld in court." -END- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Daniel Seitz, House Leadership Communications Liaison Phone: (405) 962-7649 Email: daniel.seitz@okhouse.gov 



Apr 18, 2024
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House Republicans Vote to Protect Oklahomans from Illegal Immigration Crisis

OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, today received passage of House Bill 4156 by a vote of 77-20. The legislation, aimed at addressing the illegal immigration crisis, creates the crime of impermissible occupation. Details include: A person commits an impermissible occupation if the person willfully and without permission enters and remains in the State of Oklahoma without having first obtained legal authorization to enter the United States. Penalties for violating the new law will be:  First offense – Misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than $500, or both, required to leave the state within 72 hours of being released from custody and prohibited from reentering the state at any time thereafter. Second or subsequent offense – Felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Dept. of Corrections for a term of not more than two years, or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or both, required to leave the state within 72 hours of being released from custody and prohibited from reentering the state at any time thereafter. Additionally, the legislation includes a preemption clause prohibiting municipalities from becoming 'sanctuary cities.' "I am thankful that my Republican colleagues saw fit to address this issue and pass meaningful legislation to protect the citizens of Oklahoma from the illegal immigration crisis plaguing our country right now," said McCall. "The failure of the federal government to address this issue, and the lack of leadership by the Biden Administration, has turned every state into a border state. Those who want to work through the process of coming to our country legally are more than welcome to come to Oklahoma; we would love to have them here. Those who jump the line, and skip the process, cheapen the value of the work put in by those who went through the full legal process to become a citizen of our great country. We will not reward that behavior in Oklahoma, and we will protect our state borders." Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, who presented the bill on the House floor, said that this is common sense legislation that allows the state to properly protect its borders and citizens. "Anyone saying that there is not an illegal immigration crisis in our state and nation is simply ignoring reality," Echols said. "This is a common sense piece of legislation that allows Oklahoma to protect our citizens and our state borders, while also preemptively signaling to those in our country illegally that they should choose another state to migrate to. The Legislature has an obligation to ensure that the rights, privileges and safety of our citizens, authorized residents and lawfully present visitors is protected at all costs. Other states can take whatever action they see fit, but Oklahoma is now going to be less attractive for those who enter our country unlawfully." The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration. -END- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Daniel Seitz, House Leadership Communications Liaison Phone: (405) 962-7649



Apr 13, 2024
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Speaker McCall Condemns Latest Attack on Israel, Reaffirms Oklahoma's Support

OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, today issued a statement condemning Iran's attack on Israel: "Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran, a sponsor of terrorist organizations and supporters of Hamas, launched an attack on the Nation of Israel that included both drones and ballistic missiles. In the strongest terms, and with decisive action, the United States of America must condemn this attack and support our ally, Israel. The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed multiple resolutions reaffirming our state's support for Israel, and today we stand strong with them as they are once again forced to defend their country against those who would see them eradicated. Our prayers are with the Israeli military as they continue to defend their airspace from this ongoing attack, and with those civilians in Israel who may be affected." -END- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Daniel Seitz, House Leadership Communications Liaison Phone: (405) 962-7649 Email: daniel.seitz@okhouse.gov