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Appeals Court: Texas Can Enforce More of 'Sanctuary Cities' Law, SB 4

Appeals Court: Texas Can Enforce More of

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.  But the unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel in New Orleans includes the caveat […]

The Latest in Trump's America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

The Latest in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: It’s Back! Congress Considers a New Push to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act. This month, […]

SB 4, the Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law, Is Temporarily Blocked

SB 4, the Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 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 and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  The law, known as Senate Bill 4, […]

SB 4 Lawsuit Is Filed, as Texas Agenda Faces Court Challenges

SB 4 Lawsuit Is Filed, as Texas Agenda Faces Court Challenges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they’re in the U.S. legally, restrict what school bathrooms transgender students can use, ban most second-trimester abortions and let adoption agencies reject gay couples over religious objections. The lawsuits have […]

Transit Officer Asks Rider About Immigration Status, Sparks Outcry

Transit Officer Asks Rider About Immigration Status, Sparks Outcry

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status. The agency announced it was investigating after Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales posted video of the incident to his Facebook page on May 19. Morales said the officer […]

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We're Resisting in Texas

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We

Grassroots leaders and local officials wasted little time organizing a coordinated campaign to fight SB 4, a new Texas law that targets cities, towns and sheriffs that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Only nine days after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the legislation, formally known as Senate Bill 4, into law, grassroots advocates […]