Boom: Federal Court Allows Texas To Enforce Governor's Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Boom: Federal Court Allows Texas To Enforce Governor's Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Plaintiffs contend the law could lead to racial profiling and divert resources from local police, who would be under the threat of job loss and fines if they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The panel also stated that law enforcement officers, including campus police, with "authority that may impact immigration" can not be prevented from assisting federal immigration officers.

But he did not halt the part of the bill that says police chiefs, sheriffs and other department heads can not forbid officers from questioning a person's immigration status, which means that Texas has been what opponents of the measure call a "papers please" state since the law took effect.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott quickly took to Twitter to announce that the "law is in effect" and that "allegations of discrimination were rejected". Tuesday's ruling found that not to be the case, aside from the "endorsement prohibition" that is still on hold.

Texas got permission from a federal appeals court to enforce much, but not all, of its controversial sanctuary-city ban. "Law is in effect".

In Texas, the fight over a "Sanctuary cities" bill has raged for more than a year, roiling the Republican-controlled Legislature and once provoking a near-fistfight between lawmakers in the state capitol. "I am calling on Congress to deliver a budget that protects our homeland and properly funds all of our law enforcement needs".

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He was given medication to prevent a secondary stroke and sent home with orders to monitor whether his left-side weakness worsened.

On January 25, President Donald Trump ordered the resumption of the 2008 Secure Communities program that relied on information sharing among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify and deport immigrants with criminal records.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defended the state's sanctuary-city ban as necessary to protect citizens from criminal immigrants whose presence makes US communities "more risky by the day".

In his own statement, Mayor Ron Nirenberg of San Antonio said his city would "continue to honor the law, including individual civil rights". "I'm disappointed and we need to hear our attorney's advice", he said.

Police chiefs across Texas said the law will create a chilling effect that will cause alien families to not report crimes or step forward as witnesses over fears that talking to local police could lead to deportation. "We are also pleased that the court narrowed the law in certain respects and accepted Texas' critical concession that localities are free to decline ICE requests for assistance to preserve local resources". This month, the administration sued California, accusing it of trying to "obstruct the United States' enforcement of federal immigration law". Reacting to Tuesday's ruling, many of them expressed disappointment but also resolve.

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