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‘Sanctuary cities’ lawsuit gets a court date

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Yesterday, the city of Dallas announced it would join San Antonio, Austin and the other plaintiffs in their “sanctuary cities” lawsuit against the state of Texas. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings made the pledge in the afternoon, saying in a statement, “(Senate Bill 4) is unconstitutional and would infringe upon the city’s ability to protect public safety.” Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, who was arrested during a protest of the bill, thanked Dallas for joining the cause. The same afternoon Austin Mayor Steve Adler tweeted that the case would begin with a preliminary injunction hearing on June 26.

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