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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' - KUT

A federal court in San Antonio has blocked much of Senate Bill 4, Texas' so-called "sanctuary cities" law. "The best interests of the public will be served by preserving the status quo and enjoining, prior to September 1, the implementation and ...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 »

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

At the same time that the federal, Texas, and Houston governments were all working together to respond to the historic disaster that Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have caused, they've all been at each other's throats over a state immigration law ...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 efforts.and more »

Injunction Stops Texas 'Show Me Your Papers' Law: 'Cause It's Unconstitutional, Not Just Post-Harvey Cruel - Above the Law

There are three things we know about all of these laws pushed by the Alt-Right against sanctuary cities: They're racist and cruel; They make things harder for the police; They're unconstitutional. The first two points are incontrovertible. These laws ...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 »

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

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 that state. The law, set to go into effect on ...and more »

Federal judge blocks Texas' tough 'sanctuary cities' law - Business Insider

AP Photo/Haven Daley AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law that would have allowed police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such ...and more »

Relief for Immigrants as Court Blocks "Patently Unconstitutional" Law in Texas - Common Dreams

While several of Texas' Southeastern cities are still enduring the heavy floods caused by Hurricane Harvey, immigrant advocates and undocumented residents breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday night, when a federal district court temporarily halted a ...and more »