State Attorneys are heading back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Tuesday to defend the State’s new immigration enforcement law.
Appellate judges on Monday ruled that parts of the State’s immigration-enforcement legislation can go into effect while the case plays out on appeal.
Last month, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia halted the part of the bill that required jail officials to honor all detainers.
The lives of 800,000 so-called “Dreamers” who reside in the United States could soon be upended as the Trump administration faces a legal ultimatum.
Hundreds of new state laws will go into effect Friday, including a statewide ban on texting while driving and lower fees for handgun licenses.
Garcia’s ruling, which blocked Senate Bill 4, came just two days before the “sanctuary cities” law was set to go into effect.
A federal district judge on ruled against the State of Texas and halted the “sanctuary cities” law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect.
Undocumented immigrants fleeing the brunt of the Tropical Storm Harvey also have to contend with anxiety over possible deportation.
San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller said religious leaders are ready back immigrants despite the “sanctuary cities” law.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the State’s lawsuit against Travis County and other defendants over the state’s new immigration enforcement law.