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Blocking a Bad Immigration Law in Texas - New York Times

Anyone watching the storm devastation in Texas had to be stirred by the mix of resilient victims and valiant rescuers — a mix of people from all backgrounds united in a struggle for survival. The heroic images of community resolve could not have been ...and more »

Federal Judge Blocks Texas' Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities' - New York Times

HOUSTON — A federal judge in San Antonio on Wednesday blocked Texas from enforcing its ban on so-called sanctuary cities, questioning the constitutionality of a law that has pitted Republican state leaders against several Democratic-leaning cities ...and more »

Judge temporarily blocks immigration enforcement law - Texas Tribune

A federal district judge on Wednesday ruled against the state of Texas and halted a controversial state-based immigration enforcement law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect. by Julián Aguilar Aug. 30, 2017 Updated: 9 PM. San Antonio ...and more »

Federal judge blocks Texas ban on sanctuary cities in blow for Trump - The Guardian

A protest against a new sanctuary cities bill outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP. A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that blocks key parts of Texas's ban on so-called sanctuary cities two days before ...and more »

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks SB4, Texas Law Targeting Sanctuary Cities - NPR

Protesters gather outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio in June to oppose SB 4, a new Texas law targeting "sanctuary cities." Eric Gay/AP hide caption. toggle caption. Eric Gay/AP. Protesters gather outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio ...and more »

A federal judge just blocked Texas's attempt to punish “sanctuary cities” - Vox

The law, which attempted to force city police to help federal immigration agents, would have gone into effect Friday — as the state struggles to recover from Hurricane Harvey. By Dara Updated Aug 31, 2017, 8:56am EDT. Share Tweet ...and more »

Federal judge blocks Texas immigration law - Politico

A federal judge in Texas blocked the bulk of the state's immigration law targeting sanctuary cities on Wednesday, a victory for civil rights groups and Democratic-led city governments that oppose the measure. The order came two days before a Sept. 1 ...and more »

Federal judge blocks Texas' tough 'sanctuary cities' law - USA TODAY

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' "sanctuary cities" law backed by the Trump administration that would have allowed police to inquire about immigration status, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The ruling by U.S. District Judge ...and more »

Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Sanctuary Cities Ban - Mother Jones

On Wednesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked most of a controversial Texas law banning sanctuary cities. The law, Senate Bill 4, was set to go into effect on Friday, but key provisions will now be put on hold pending a final decision. SB 4, which ...and more »

Legal victory for 'sanctuary cities' only the beginning of long immigration battle - USA TODAY

A federal judge's ruling that limits Texas' ability to crack down on "sanctuary cities" marks the latest legal defeat for illegal immigration enforcement efforts by President Trump and state governments. Wednesday's decision by U.S. District Judge ...and more »