Media Advisory: Press Call on Texas Anti-Immigrant Bill
Texas Advocates, Elected Officials Host Emergency Media Call In Response To Signing Of Texas Anti-Immigrant Bill
Speakers to explain how SB4 will hurt immigrant communities and plans to fight the law
In response to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of SB4, a vicious anti-immigrant bill that will do enormous harm to communities across Texas and has been opposed by law enforcement and faith and community leaders around the state, local advocates, elected officials and community members will hold a national press call TODAY at 12 PM EST to explain SB4’s impact and their plans to contest the law.
The bill, the most anti-immigrant bill in the country, hands police the power to ramp up “papers please” searches – including police on college campuses. It forces local law enforcement to honor detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and includes penalties as severe as putting officials in jail or removing them from office if they do not do so. It is due to go into effect in September.
Hundreds of advocates last week held a sit-in against the law and are delivering a petition with more than 10,000 signatures opposing the law to Governor Abbott today.
What: Press call – local advocates, elected officials and community members respond to Texas anti-immigrant bill
- Jose Garza, Executive Director, Workers Defense Project
- Mary Moreno, Communications Director, Texas Organizing Project
- Bob Libal, Executive Director, Grassroots Leadership
- Terri Burke, Executive Director, ACLU-TX
- United We Dream Texas
- Gregorio Casar, Austin City Council Member
- Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy (moderator)
When: May 8, 2017 – 12 pm ET
RSVP: Media interested in participating can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for a dial-in.