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‘Sanctuary city’ legislation: where is Texas going and how did the state get here?

Published on May 3, 2017 under CommunityImpact

In four short months, Texas Gov. Abbott has stripped Travis County of $1.5 million in funding for failing to honor optional ICE detainers, threatened to throw those non-compliant—yet law abiding—officials out of office and cheered on the progress of Senate Bill 4. The legislation in its current form would allow police officers to question individuals on their immigration status without making an arrest. In the span of a night that included more than 16 hours of debate, the Texas House of Representatives recently transformed the bill from its more docile form that allowed citizenship inquiries upon arrest to what some […]

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