Immigration Law

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Federal Judge Tosses Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune, Aug. 10, 2017 - "A federal judge dismissed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to dub the state's new "sanctuary cities" ban constitutional on Wednesday — but the legal battle isn't... Read More

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 Files Preemptive Lawsuit Defending 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TX Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, May 8, 2017 - "Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to uphold the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4. SB 4 bans sanctuary cities in Texas and requires... Read More

Texas Leads Resurgence in Restrictive State Actions on Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 31 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Sela Cowger, MPI, May 25, 2017 - "Texas has enacted a new hardline law to crack down on illegal immigration, signaling the re-emergence of restrictionist activism at the state level that stalled in 2012 amid adverse... Read More

Legal Experts Take Issue With Comparisons Between Texas, Arizona Immigration Laws
Posted on 15 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, May 14, 2017 - "When Gov. Greg Abbott this month signed a bill banning so-called sanctuary cities in Texas, he said the “key policies” in the bill have “already been tested at the United States... Read More

CA5 Partially Stays SB 4 Case: City of El Cenizo v. Texas
Posted on 25 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

City of El Cenizo v. Texas, Sept. 25, 2017 - "As our description of the motion indicates, a stay during the period in which this case is pending is all we consider in this ruling. The merits of the district court’s order are for a different... Read More

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman: Constitutional Problems with Texas' SB-4
Posted on 9 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, May 9, 2017 - "The anti-sanctuary cities and campuses bill, SB-4, was signed into law on May 7, 2017. Most importantly, state laws are subject to federal preemption especially where there is a pre-existing structure in... Read More

MALDEF, Austin, San Antonio Sue Texas over SB4 Sanctuary Cities Ban
Posted on 2 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 1, 2017 - "The City of San Antonio and three non-profit organizations are asking a federal court to block Texas from implementing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), arguing that the controversial law is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit filed... Read More