Tag: Sanctuary Cities

A federal court has temporarily blocked SB-4

A federal court has temporarily blocked the anti-immigrant law known as SB-4. The “Sanctuary Cities” or “Show Me Your Papers” law would have allowed police, sheriffs, constables and law enforcement agencies in Texas to inquire people about their immigration status during their routine traffic stops. The law was expected to be implemented September 1st but opponents sued, arguing it violated the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia’s ruling in San Antonio keeps it from taking effect as planned friday — allowing the case time to...

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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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Texas House Passes Controversial ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill

TEXAS (KFXV) — Today, Texas lawmakers passed a bill — known as SB4 — that would make sanctuary cities and counties illegal. The State House spent 16 hours debating and amending the bill passed earlier by the senate. The version they passed allows police to ask any detained person their immigration status — even at traffic stops. It also forces college officials to comply with ICE requests to hold students. Critics argue that immigrants fearful of police make communities less safe, but supporters say law-abiding immigrants have nothing to...

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