Immigration Law

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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

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

Nearly 300 Law Professors: Trump’s Executive Order on “Sanctuary” Cities Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 20 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Mar. 13, 2017 - "292 constitutional, immigration, administrative, and international law professors and scholars delivered a letter to President Trump demanding that he rescind section 9(a) of Executive Order 13768 due to its likely violations... Read More

The Promise of Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Criminal Justice Reforms in an Era of Mass Deportation
Posted on 7 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fair Punishment Project, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, April 2017 - "While many officials champion their status as “sanctuary cities” and have taken meaningful steps to protect immigrant communities, sweeping... 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

Sheriffs, Police, Cities Oppose Funding Cuts Tied to So-Called 'Sanctuary Cities'
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Recent letters to Congress from the Major Counties Sheriffs Association , the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National League of Cities opposing proposed 'grant penalties' related to so-called 'sanctuary cities.' Read More

Seattle Sues Trump Over Sanctuary Cities Threat
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NPR, Mar. 30, 2017 - "Saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to strip billions in federal grant money from so-called "sanctuary cities" is illegal and unconstitutional, the city of Seattle has sued President Trump and his... Read More