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Appeals Court upholds Texas ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

March 13, 2018

  Way back in May Texas passed a bill which was signed into law by Governor Bill Abbott which cracked down on sanctuary cities in the State. Here is more on the Texas law:

As passed, SB 4 allows local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and punishes local government department heads and elected officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration “detainers” — requests by agents to turn over immigrants subject to possible deportation — in the form of jail time and penalties that exceed $25,000.

  As you can read in the above-linked article, liberals in the State challenged this law to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and today it is being reported the court has upheld most of the law. Here is more:

A federal appeals court has upheld the bulk of a Texas law targeting “sanctuary cities” that is backed by the Trump administration as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

The ruling Tuesday by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans allows Texas to enforce what critics call the toughest state-level immigration measure in the country.

The law allows police officers to ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

Here is what Governor Abbott tweeted about this decision:

Paraphrasing New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, it’s on to California…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

8 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    March 13, 2018 8:41 pm

    Well how do you like that! A court actually upheld the legality of a bill which a state needed to pass to make it legal for law enforcement to enforce the law.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Brittius permalink
    March 14, 2018 4:16 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. March 14, 2018 7:31 am

    They should have waited until they could have filed in the 9th circuit not the 5th which more likely to support God and Guns.

    Liked by 1 person

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