Tag: SB4

Rio Grande City commissioners passed a motion against SB-4

RIO GRANDE CITY( KFXV) — City commissioners in Rio Grande City passed a motion authorizing the city’s attorney to draft a resolution against the state’s SB-4 law ahead of the September 1st implementation. Commissioners unanimously passed the motion, and were applauded by members of the community, many of whom showed up to urge the members to come out against the law. The city’s lawyer will now present the motion at the next commissioner’s meeting for a vote. The organization la union del pueblo entero also attended to show their support. LUPE is a local grassroots organization that advocates for...

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La Joya Joins Legal Fight Against SB4

LA JOYA (KFXV) — Two valley cities are showing their support to lawsuits against Senate Bill Four. They’re the first two municipalities speaking out since the law was signed by the state governor.  La Joya is the second in the valley to join the legal fight against Senate Bill Four to stop the law from going into effect.  Council members voted in support of a lawsuit against the anti-sanctuary bill, which is set to go into effect on September First. La Joya follows Brownsville in joining the legal fight. Jose Salinas, La Joya Mayor– says they’re seeing an increase...

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Brownsville Joins Cities Suing Over SB4

RGV (KFXV) — On Monday of next week, representatives from immigrant organizations will travel to Austin to show their support for cities against the new SB 4 law. Cities like Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, the counties of El Paso and Maverick have all filed suit against the state, seeking to prevent the law from taking effect on September 1st. The law, known as a “Show Me Your Papers Law,” would grant local police the authority to ask for immigration statuses of anyone they stop, or arrest. Friday, Brownsville joined that list, and organizations like lupe are urging...

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Texas legislators discuss how SB4 will impact the Valley

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — After new laws were approved during the last legislative session in Texas, many people are living in uncertainty. Today Texas legislators discussed how this will impact on our communities. Representatives like Eddie Lucio III among others, were present with several valley leaders to discuss topics that will impact residents of the Rio Grande Valley. One of those was SB4, which allows for law enforcement officers to ask for a person’s immigration status. Lucio added that soon, one city in the Rio Grande Valley will be joining the lawsuit against SB4 that claims the law is unconstitutional....

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Protesters Gather Outside Rep. Rinaldi’s Law Firm

McAllen (KFXV)– A group of protesters gathered outside a law firm to call for the firing of State Representative Rinaldi. Members with La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) say Rinaldi needs to be held accountable for what they are calling a discriminatory behavior during the 85th legislative session. “This is what SB4 does; it gives permission for people to act on their hate, and on their racism, and that’s why we’re here to protest. And, we’re asking the company that hires Rinaldi, to fire him because this is not the kind of people we want to operate here in...

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