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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 Federal Court Enjoins Key Parts of SB 4
Posted on 31 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Richard Gonzales, NPR, Aug. 30, 2017 - "Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled late Wednesday that Texas officials may not implement Senate Bill 4, a controversial measure designed to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" 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

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

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

Cyrus Mehta: Cross Currents In Federal Preemption of State and Local Immigration Law Under Trump
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, May 8, 2017 - "Preemption of federal immigration law over punitive state immigration laws was a hot topic until very recently, especially when Arizona enacted a tough enforcement law known as SB1070. The Obama administration fiercely... Read More

City of Dallas to Join Fight Against Texas Immigration Law (SB 4)
Posted on 8 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune, June 7, 2017 - "The city of Dallas is entering into the battle to stop the state’s immigration law, Senate Bill 4, from going into effect. "The bill is unconstitutional and would infringe upon the city's... Read More

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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

Hispanic National Bar Association Pulls Conference Out of Texas
Posted on 10 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hispanic National Bar Association, Aug. 10, 2017 - "The Hispanic National Bar Association announced today that it is pulling its 2020 Corporate Counsel Conference from El Paso, Texas in response to the Texas state government’s passage of Senate... 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

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 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