Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced five final hires for his office on Friday, including counsel for MALDEF Marisa Bono as chief of policy.
Six weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 4 into law, the number of citizens asking for legal advice at Mexican consulates in Texas saw a 60% increase.
Immigration activist Ali Noorani spent a whole summer talking to more than 60 faith, law enforcement, and business leaders on the topic of immigration.
The police chief criticized SB 4, saying it adds to burdens faced by local law enforcement and threatens already fragile police-community relations.
LULAC General Counsel Luis Roberto Vera was the first lawyer to file a lawsuit against the “sanctuary cities” law.
“The focus on SB 4 is absolutely critical and we’ll be addressing it front and center,” LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes said.
Amid protestors chanting outside, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia heard arguments for a preliminary injunction aimed at blocking Senate Bill 4.
The protests occurred as a federal judge heard a motion that would halt the immigration enforcement law while a suit challenging it proceeds.
National research shows that less than one in 10 Christians bases immigration views on the Bible or church teaching.
The Houston City Council voted 10–6 Wednesday morning to join a growing lawsuit against Senate Bill 4.