Minors entering the United States without permission must be given a court hearing to determine whether they can be released.
Texas seemed to be facing enough legal hurdles. Four of their largest cities – San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas – are challenging the constitutionality of the famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) SB4 “sanctuary cities bill.
In spite of immigration law being the purview of the federal government, individual states are dealing with Trump-era immigration matters in their own way. While each have their own approaches and philosophies, no two states can be more on opposite ends of the sanctuary spectrum than California and Texas.
As the legal battle rages on between local community leaders and the state of Texas over the new immigration law, residents have provided their proverbial two cents. In spite of the disputed solutions about to become formalized, they still have significant concerns over the state of their state’s soon-to-be immigration policies
One by one, Texas cities are lining up against the state’s new immigration law set to go into effect in September. From El Cenizo, the state’s oldest sanctuary city, to Austin, the Lone Star State’s capitol, communities are coalescing to stop Senate Bill 4.
Immigration enforcement continues to ramp up not only in Texas following passage of Senate Bill 4, but also throughout the country. The growing chorus of protests includes unlikely critics.
Legal battles are looming after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the controversial Senate Bill 4 in spite of heavy opposition from leaders in the state’s major metropolitan areas. The law set to go into effect on September 1 could extend federal immigration enforcement into local police departments.
Changes to the nation’s immigration and enforcement laws, if not the entire apparatus continue. The latest volley by Republican lawmaker has taken the form of legislation currently going through the committee process with little notice.
The fallout from Texas’ new immigration law continues. Protests within and outside that state border continue. The campaign promises of Gov. Greg Abbott have become a welcome relief for some and a harsh reality for others.
As Texas prisons, both public and private, begin to fill up with undocumented immigrants that have criminal records, more cells may be necessary. Sanctuary cities have been in the crosshairs since the election of Gov. Greg Abbott. However, a new law may also target state law enforcement officials.