Federal judge blocks Texas regime’s attempt to conscript cities as federal law enforcers

Source: US News & World Report

“A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new ‘sanctuary cities’ law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally [sic] and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The law, known as Senate Bill 4, had been cheered by President Donald Trump’s administration and was set to take effect Friday. It was widely viewed as the toughest immigration measure in the nation since Arizona passed what critics called a ‘Show Me Your Papers’ law in 2010, which was later partially struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling late Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio was handed down as anxieties about immigration enforcement in Texas have again flared in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey.” (08/31/17)