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Texas Strikes Back Against Sanctuary Cities

15 March 2018, 05:41 | Myrtle Vega

US appeals court upholds Texas law targeting sanctuary cities

U.S. appeals court upholds Texas law against 'sanctuary cities'

"Today's ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit doesn't change the fact that Senate Bill 4 is unnecessary, makes Texas communities less safe and complicates law enforcement officials' already hard jobs", Turner said.

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, a staunch supporter of SB 4, updated his Twitter followers about the ruling Tuesday. It also provides provisions to punish noncompliant jurisdictions in so-called sanctuary cities.

In a new ruling, a federal appeals court has upheld most of Texas law targeting sanctuary cities in what some are calling the toughest state-level immigration measure in the country.

According to the US-based media reports, the "Sanctuary cities" bill allows police officers to ask people during routine stops whether they are in the United States legally and threatens local sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The decision by a three judge panel Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that blocked portions of the law past year.

One of the most controversial components of SB 4, what opponents call the "papers please" provision, was never halted and has been law since September.

His administration filed a lawsuit last week challenging three of the state's sanctuary laws, and on Tuesday Mr. Trump - while visiting San Diego to tour prototypes of his border wall - said he wants Congress to strip federal grant money from sanctuaries in the upcoming spending bill. This is a big slap in the face for several large Texas cities who were hoping to hand immigration hawks a loss...

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As soon as the governor signed, the city of El Cenizo in Maverick County sued the state, receiving support from major Texas cities such as Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

Under the Texas law, local authorities who fail to honor federal requests to hold people jailed on offenses that aren't immigration related for possible deportation can be fined.

Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU´s Immigrants´ Rights Project and a lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said: 'We are exploring all legal options going forward'. As long as this stands as precedent, it will make similar fights in other Democrat strongholds much more hard. While the appeals panel rejected one component of the law, which would have barred officials from endorsing policies curbing immigration crackdowns, the rest now stands.

"Words just can't express how disappointed I am with this ruling". You can bet this decision will feature prominently in that case, and will end up being a part of eventual Supreme Court decisions on the matter.

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