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Local officials respond to Senate Bill 4

Monday, May 15, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

City Council members, county commissioners, state legislators and organizations from across Texas will meet on Tuesday, May 16, at the south steps of the Texas State Capitol to announce they support litigation in response to Senate Bill 4. The law, which Gov. Greg Abbott signed on May 7, targets “sanctuary” communities whose authorities do not fully comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. In a Saturday post to the City Council Message Board, Council Member Greg Casar told his colleagues that he has sponsored a resolution “to pursue appropriate legal action against the State to stop Senate Bill 4.” Cosponsored by Council members Delia Garza, Jimmy Flannigan and Ann Kitchen, the item is due to come up at this week’s Council meeting. “If you support the resolution, I hope you’ll consider attending the press event,” Casar added. The press conference will begin at 12:15 p.m.

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