Tag: Governor Greg Abbott

Local Lawsuit Filed Against SB4

RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with Senate Bill Four which continues generating arguments within civil rights and pro-immigrant organizations who say this new law violates U.S. Constitution. Tonight we speak with how local organizations are fighting back – in hopes the law won’t go into effect September 1st. Another lawsuit has been filed against Senate Bill Four– just weeks after Governor Abbott signed it into law. These are documents filed today by the El Paso County, Richard Wiles, Sheriff of El Paso County, and the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund against Senate Bill Four, also known as the...

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Gov. Abbott Addresses Controversial SB4 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill

Texas (KFXV) — Governor Greg Abbott send a message to Hispanics more than a week after signing senate bill for into law. He says the Sanctuary Cities ban won’t hurt those who stay out of trouble. Governor Abbott says the community has nothing to fear about SB4 – denying rumors that the measure would subject hispanics to racial profiling. Following the signing of Senate Bill 4 earlier this month, Governor Greg Abbott says the law does not imply people will get pulled over and detained. Abbott shut down concerns that SB4 amounts to ‘show-me-your-papers’ type legislation that will allow...

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Officials React to Abbott Signing SB4

Texas (KFXV) — Reactions to this new law that is sparking controversy not just amongst pro-immigrant organizations but, police department around the state and locally. The law– signed and broadcasted via Facebook– is giving local officials the power to act as immigration agents. But while the law is causing commotion, some believe it’s time laws are followed. Immigration attorneys, expressing their disappointment at Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of Senate Bill four. The law allows local agencies to work with I.C.E and gives them power to ask residents– who are detained– about their immigration status. Not doing so, could lead...

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New Regulations on Disposal of Fetal Tissue Cause Controversy

Texas (KFXV) — Proposed this summer by the state’s health department and now a rule that will requires women to bury or cremate fetal tissue after an abortion. Governor Greg Abbott has said he agrees with the rule and hopes legislators will make it a law this coming legislative session. Tomorrow will mark 5 months since the regulation was proposed. It’s been finalized and will go into effect in 20 days and pro-choice organizations are fighting back calling it ‘unconstitutional’. Texas health officials arguing the ‘enhanced protection of the health and safety of the public’. We looked into the...

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Al-Queda Election Threats in Texas

Texas (KFXV) –With only four days left until election day, the FBI says it’s investigating possible Al-Queda threats to three states. It is believed New York, Virginia and Texas are possible targets. This after federal authorities intercepted conversations among Al-Qaeda supporters overseas about the attacks on November 7th. U.S. officials stressed that the threat is not specific and therefore could just be “idle” chatter but, are taking it seriously. Governor Greg Abbott today issued this statement saying his office is working with law enforcement officials and continuing to monitor the situation in close coordination with DPS and Texans should...

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