ACLU warns Texas travelers about 'sanctuary city' law

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"A judge will decide whether the United States of America or Texas determines federal immigration policy and whether local police and prosecutors have the discretion to keep their communities safe". "Many of us fit the racial profile that the police in Texas will use to enforce Trump's draconian deportation force".

President Donald Trump is likely to support this new law, which goes into effect September 1. Opponents have likened the law to Arizona's "papers, please" legislation, parts of which were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I was proud last night sign this law", said Governor Abbott Monday morning.

Removal from office for any elected or appointed official who does not comply with the law.

"Action needs to occur, not only in the streets but in the courts, and ultimately at the ballot box to throw out those who would impose this unfair and probably unconstitutional law", said Representative Doggett.

Governor Greg Abbott signed SB4 Sunday evening around 6:30.

"Let's be clear about something". Some bills support them, some prohibit them and some states have competing bills up for consideration.

The alert comes amid the passing of a Texas law known as SB4.

Patrick cited over 212,000 criminal aliens that have been jailed and charged with 566,000 crimes between 2011 and January of this year as the backbone to his argument that "people who believe and say that sanctuary cities make us safer are just flat wrong".

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Abbott designated the ban as an emergency item in January and signed the bill four days after both chambers of the state legislature gave their final approval.

Generally, the governor holds a press conference with authors of the bill to sign such a bill.

"I think this sends a message that Hispanics are not welcome in Texas and Hispanics are not valued", she added, though the bill only targets illegal immigrants.

Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas, said "we will fight this assault in the courts" and the ballot box.

"Citizens expect law enforcement to enforce the law, and citizens deserve lawbreakers to face legal consequences", said Abbott.

"Local law enforcement agencies depend on the cooperation of immigrants, legal or not, in solving a wide array of crimes", the International Association of Chiefs of Police wrote.

Despite opposition to this measure by police officers across the state, Republicans maintain this measure is needed.

The new law, which applies to public colleges, requires sheriffs to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.