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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' - 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 »

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 Linddara@vox.com Updated Aug 31, 2017, 8:56am EDT. Share Tweet ...and more »

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 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 »

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 »

Federal judge blocks Texas' harsh anti-sanctuary law - Washington Post

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked parts of a severe state immigration law that was supposed to take effect Friday and would have outlawed sanctuary cities and penalized local officials who do not cooperate with federal deportation ...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 »

Texas's Harsh Sanctuary-City Ban Blocked by Federal Judge - Bloomberg

Texas can't punish so-called sanctuary cities, after a federal judge temporarily blocked a measure that would have let Texas's Republican leadership jail sheriffs and fine towns for failing to fully cooperate with U.S. immigration policies. The state ...and more »

Texas's Virulently Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Was Just Blocked by a Federal Judge - The Nation.

Immigrants won a major victory Wednesday night when a federal judge blocked Texas's SB 4, the nation's harshest anti–sanctuary cities state law, from being implemented. In his 94-page order, US District Judge Orlando Garcia issued a preliminary ...and more »