Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Texas border town sues over state law to punish 'sanctuary cities'

Madeline Patrick | 10 May, 2017, 04:13

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday that the state's lawsuit against political figures in the City of Austin is a preemptive move to prevent lengthy lawsuits trying to derail the state's new anti-sanctuary city law.

He also criticized the policies of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who earlier this year changed the policies to limit the number of unauthorized immigrants her office would turn over to federal immigration authorities. The protesters, opposing proposed Texas legislation that would compel police to enforce federal immigration laws, vow to occupy the building until Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes the bill.

The Mexican government is expressing regret over a new Texas ban on so-called sanctuary cities, saying the law could step on the rights of its citizens who choose to live just across the border. He pointed out it only outlaws local ordinances that prevent law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration law. Its most controversial provision allows police officers to inquire about the immigration status of people they detain, including the subjects of traffic stops.

Delivering on a long-held objective, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a bill that effectively bans sanctuary cities, counties, and universities in the state of Texas. Police chiefs and immigrants' rights groups oppose the law.

"Sanctuary cities only bring criminals into America, and give them a safe haven", Patrick said. This is a law that the legislature has reasonably passed that basically says cities, counties can not prohibit law enforcement from asking about immigration status. Senate Bill 4 for allows police to ask about immigration status when someone is arrested or detained.

Kings XI still in race for IPL playoffs, beat Knight Riders
Smith cashed in on the chance as he milked the Kings XI bowling attacking with consummate ease to keep Gujarat in the hunt. KKR made an emphatic come back on Saturday by pounding RCB by 6-wickets after back-to-back defeats.

They're concerned the law will have a chilling effect on people in the Hispanic community who may be reluctant to come forward and report crimes.

"It's not only going to be undocumented families that are affected", she said.

Judicial Watch describes itself as a "conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law".

The new law, which applies to public colleges, requires sheriffs to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Still, law enforcement groups say it'll make communities less safe.

"I think the fact that they had to do it under the cover of darkness with no warning on a Sunday night giving you a feeling about the way the people of Texas feel about this stupid law", Jenkins said.

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