Lina Hidalgo, other Texas county judges ask U.S. president to block state’s new immigration law

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.

Teachers have reacted to Gov. Greg Abbott's education agenda for this summer's special session with a mix of skepticism and fierce opposition.