A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the State’s lawsuit against Travis County and other defendants over the state’s new immigration enforcement law.
The Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the federal court case over Texas’ Senate Bill 4.
The bill heads to Gov. Greg Abbott, who declared the legislation an “emergency item” and is expected to sign it.
The bill passed on a party-line vote, 94 to 53.
The 93-54 vote fell along party lines and came after one of the slowest moving but most emotional legislative days at the state Capitol.
The latest version of the Legislature’s bill to outlaw “sanctuary cities” in Texas is a scaled down version of what the state Senate passed out in February.
A Mexican reporter has been detained by federal officials despite having passed an initial test to determine whether he faces a “credible fear” back home.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.
The White House announced Wednesday that it will move to build a barrier on the southern border as well as more detention space for undocumented immigrants.
Media outlets reported Tuesday that President Trump on Wednesday will announce his administration is moving forward with the construction of a border wall.