US court hears challenge on Texas law to punish sanctuary cities

Source: US News & World Report

“A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas will ask a federal judge on Monday to block a new state law to punish ‘sanctuary cities,’ arguing it promotes racial profiling, diverts resources from police and is unconstitutional. The Republican-backed law in Texas, the U.S. state with the longest border with Mexico, takes effect on Sept. 1. It is the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January, promising to crack down on illegal immigration [sic]. … The law known as Senate Bill 4 calls for jail time for police chiefs and sheriffs who fail to cooperate in U.S. immigration enforcement.” (06/26/17)