Posted on · Senate Bill 4, recently passed by the Texas Legislature, allows local and state authorities to arrest people suspected of entering Texas illegally from a foreign country and also empowers county and state court judges to order their deportation if they are found to be in violation. Enforcement of immigration laws is the jurisdiction of the federal government.
Posted on · Mexico said Texas’ Senate Bill 4 will violate the human rights of Mexican immigrants living in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott said he plans to sign the proposal into law.
Posted on · The chamber’s actions Tuesday handed Gov. Greg Abbott at least a temporary legislative victory. Lawmakers couldn’t pass similar items during previous sessions — despite the governor prioritizing the issues.
Posted on · The bill was one of three measures designed to expand state-based immigration enforcement that the Texas House is scheduled to debate Wednesday.
Posted on · The five-member panel heard bills Tuesday that would increase penalties for human smuggling and make unauthorized entry a state crime.
Posted on · As the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted a new law imposing criminal penalties for those who prescribe medication abortions via telehealth or the mail.
Posted on · Opponents of Senate Bill 4 have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a decision that allowed most of the controversial immigration enforcement law to go into effect. The case could eventually end up before the U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on · Brandon and Jay talk about Austin bombings, Paxton versus ISDs on electioneering, and SB4.
Posted on · As the case over Senate Bill 4 plays out, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that most of the immigration enforcement legislation can remain in effect
Posted on · On Dec. 23, 2017, San Antonio police found a trailer with 12 people inside. Police Chief William McManus charged the driver with a state level human smuggling charge but did not pursue a federal charge
Posted on · Under the law, Texas police chiefs could face removal from office and criminal charges for not complying with federal immigration officials' requests to detain people jailed on non-immigration offenses.
Posted on · "(Senate Bill) 4 is wholly valid," the state writes in its appeal. A court of appeals will decide whether to allow the state to enforce the law while it awaits a full hearing later this year.
Posted on · U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia declined to make a decision Monday, and he didn't indicate when a decision might come. Meanwhile, a federal court in Austin is set to consider Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to declare the measure constitutional Thursday.
Posted on · So far, Texas’ biggest cities: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin have all joined the lawsuit. Bexar County is also a party.
Posted on · Before Senate Bill 4, a far-reaching immigration law, goes into effect on Sept. 1, opponents are mobilizing across Texas, including those hoping to see more Texas churches offer "sanctuary" to the undocumented.