Texas governor: Latinos shouldn't fear 'sanctuary city' ban

  • Texas governor: Latinos shouldn't fear 'sanctuary city' ban

Texas governor: Latinos shouldn't fear 'sanctuary city' ban

The statute allows police officers, sheriff deputies and Texas state troopers to ask about a person's immigration status - whether they are here legally - during a routine stop. "Deadly consequences to not enforcing the law".

"As long as you're authorized to work you could participate in work study, so a DACA recipient could qualify", said Watson, referring to Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which is the federal program through which the immigrants receive temporary legal status.

"There has never been any allegation that the city has violated any state law or federal law".

Mayor Steve Adler has repeatedly said that local law enforcement officials from Austin and across the state have testified that SB 4 makes communities less safe by breaking down the police's relationship with the community.

Maverick County and El Cenizo, a small town south of Laredo, already have filed a lawsuit saying the law infringes on the rights of city and county officials.

Casar was among leaders from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso County who gathered Tuesday at the south steps of the Capitol with promises to fight the law in court.

The day after the law passed, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo railed against state leadership for ignoring his and other police leaders' serious concerns that SB 4 would actually hinder public safety - not help it.

Andersen's effort is just one example of how opponents of SB 4 are expected to mobilize over the summer across Texas ahead of the bill's September 1 implementation date.

The Austin City Council voted 10 to 1 to move forward with a legal challenge to Texas' Senate Bill 4, the new law that bans sanctuary cities in the state. It later became state law.

During a rally, state and local government officials called on supporters to "resist" the law through marches and protests in the streets while they take the fight to the courts and the ballot box. She said her sexual orientation made her a target in the violent Central American country and refused to report to ICE.

"I have a partner who lived in the Rio Grande valley". In that same time 28 K9s were lost, four being from Texas. Opponents also say the law incites fear and distrust in minority communities, specifically communities of color. "People elected by voters can be removed from office through a mechanism of this bill".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Hispanics shouldn't fear being stopped and asked to prove their immigration status under a coming ban on so-called sanctuary cities unless they're "suspected of having committed some".

"We were surprised to see this amendment", said Nicholas Espiritu, a Los Angeles-based staff attorney for the National Immigration Law Center, who said his organization was not aware of another similar law. "I hope that our vote today inspires more cities and counties across the Lone Star State to draw a line in the sand and defend the rights of all of our community members". The teacher's family could also lose access to the teacher's pension.