Texas’ draconian ‘sanctuary city’ ban draws protests, lawsuits

Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates from around the country converged on the Texas Capitol on Memorial Day to protest the state’s new anti-sanctuary law, Senate Bill 4. Protestors lined the galleries on the legislature’s final day and chanted, “Hey ho, hey ho, SB4 has got to go,” disrupting the proceedings until they were removed by state troopers.

The bill, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on May 7, is the crest of a wave of state laws spreading throughout the South that prohibit local governments from passing so-called “sanctuary policies” — local ordinances that limit police cooperation with federal immigration enforcement…

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