Tag: SB4

Texas AG Paxton Visits Laredo to Discuss Border Security and SB4

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton visiting Laredo earlier today to discuss border security and the implementation of SB4. Paxton held a press conference to speak with law enforcement and community members on the 5th us circuit court of appeals ruling stating that local law enforcement agencies must honor all federal immigration holds for people who are in the country illegally. The law states that the state won’t penalize officials who refused to enforce federal immigration law. The court set a hearing for November 6th for cities who filed a lawsuit against as before claiming the law is unconstitutional because...

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Appeals Court Announces local officials must cooperate with ICE for detentions

The Appeals Court of the Fifth Circuit announced the implementation of certain parts of SB4 that were recently blocked. Now, local officials must cooperate with ICE for detentions. Parts of this law was blocked August 30th, just two days before it took effect in Texas. Now, the Fifth Circuit has lifted this ban. While the cooperation with ICS is now implemented, immigration lawyer, San Miguel states that some parts remain blocked. On the other hand, pro-immigrant activists state this announcement motivates them to keep on fighting against the law that will allow local officials to act as immigration agents....

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Governor Abbott reacts to the temporary block of SB4

Governor Gregg Abbott reacts against the temporary block of SB4 saying the injunction would be appealed “immediately”. Abbott who signed the bill back in May said quote “because of this ruling, gang members and dangerous criminals, like those who have been released by the Travis County Sheriff, will be set free to prey upon our communities.” The bill was set to take effect tomorrow September...

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Pro-immigrant Activists Celebrating SB4 Block

Yesterday Judge Oscar Garcia temporarily blocked the anti-immigrant law SB4. Many pro-immigrant activists are celebrating what they are calling a victory. The SB4 law was going to allow local officers to ask for the immigration status of those detained. Police would in turn have to cooperate with federal immigration officials. If they didn’t, they would be fined or worse removed! This was meant to go into effect tomorrow but yesterday, parts of this law were temporarily blocked. The long battle towards the elimination of SB4 by activists showed to make a real difference in the decision made by Judge...

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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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