Immigration Law

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Border City, County Sue Texas Over "sanctuary" Law
Posted on 10 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jackie Wang, Texas Tribune, May 9, 2017 - " Senate Bill 4 has drawn its first lawsuit. The League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County and the city of El Cenizo sued the state of Texas on Monday, c laiming that SB 4 has failed to... Read More

Texas Flouts Federal Law, State Constitution, Again
Posted on 1 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Houston Chronicle, Nov. 30, 2015 - "Texas officials are escalating their opposition to Syrian refugees with a new message aimed specifically at resettlement groups that have indicated they will accept people fleeing the war-torn country: change your... Read More

Tags: refugees , Texas , abbott

Texas Governor, Avoiding Protesters, Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban on Facebook Live
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kolten Parker, Texas Observer, May 7, 2017 - "Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday night signed Senate Bill 4, the controversial “sanctuary cities” ban that allows local police officers to be deputized to enforce federal immigration law... Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott Threatens Funding Cuts to Sheriffs Who Don't Honor ICE Detainers
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brandi Grissom, Dianne Solís, Nov. 4, 2015 - "Gov. Greg Abbott told Texas sheriffs, including Dallas County’s Lupe Valdez, that if they don’t honor federal immigration detainers, he will withhold grant funding for their departments... Read More

Tags: detainers , ICE , Texas , abbott

Syrian Refugees to Settle in Dallas; Will Gov. Abbott Use Texas Rangers to Block Them?
Posted on 2 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 2, 2015 - "The state of Texas is asking the International Rescue Committee to halt its efforts to accept Syrian refugees in Dallas – some coming as soon as Friday – until the state receives... Read More

Tags: refugees , Solis , Texas , abbott

Lawyers Convention Leaves Texas Over State's New Immigration Law (SB 4)
Posted on 8 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune, June 7, 2017 - "A 15,000-member association of attorneys and law professors said on Wednesday that it is relocating its 2018 convention out of Texas in response to the state legislature passing Senate Bill 4, a sweeping... Read More

Lawsuit: Austin Business Fleeced Immigrants
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Texas attorney general's office has frozen the assets of an Austin-based group that it says broke state laws by promising immigration assistance to clients — sometimes for large sums of money — that it did not deliver, officials... Read More

Texas A.G. Blocks Immigration Scammer
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the official website, July 25, 2012: Attorney General Abbott Charges Austin Group with Providing Unauthorized Legal Services State’s enforcement action cites Gabriella Paneque and other defendants for offering unlawful immigration services... Read More