All-Texas News | Immigrants

Proposed anti-immigrant bill for 2017 targets sanctuary cities

Source: Fox Business YouTube

  • SB 4 proposes to target sanctuary cities: cities that refuse to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that ask local authorities to keep previously booked individuals in jail when suspected of being undocumented.
  • Austin became one of the first Texas cities to declare resistance to these detentions in mid-November, with Travis County Sheriff-elect Sally Hernandez having announced a break in policy with her predecessors.
  • Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the bill—later filed by Senator Charles Perry for the upcoming session—as a part of his 10-point list of legislative priorities for 2017, which also includes proposed anti-trans and anti-choice bills.

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Top Ten Legislative Priorities (Office of the Lieutenant Governor, November 2016)
New Sanctuary Cities in Texas Vow to Resist Donald Trump’s Deportations” (The Intercept, November 2016)
Will San Antonio Be a ‘Sanctuary City’?” (The San Antonio Current)


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