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SB 4 Texas’ Anti-Immigrant Law

AILA Praised for Standing Up for its Values and Moving Annual Immigration Conference from Texas Due to SB4

Yesterday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced that it was moving its 2018 annual immigration conference from Texas due to the passage of the SB4. As the Texas Tribune reported: AILA ‘said the bill’s ‘dangerous, destructive and counterproductive proposals’ go against the group’s mission … ‘One of the issues that drove the board’s decision … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dallas Morning News: 'SB4 Lawsuit Filed to Block Texas’ New Sanctuary Cities Ban From Taking Effect'

Today, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas sued the state of Texas, in an SB4 lawsuit designed to block the law from taking effect this year. The Dallas Morning News’ James Barragan detailed the plaintiffs’ argument: “In their motion, attorneys said the law, previously known as … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The New Yorker: “Why Police Chiefs Oppose Texas’s New Anti-Immigrant Law”

One week ago, more than one thousand people descended on the Texas Capitol to stand against the state’s anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, SB4, which will allow for racial discrimination against people of color across the state. In a new piece for The New Yorker, Jonathan Blitzer reviews the intense reactions from Texas police … Continue reading »

Gov. Abbott Sues Cities and Civil Rights Groups Standing Against His Racial Profiling Law

While Gov. Abbott Expands His Lawsuit Against Civil Rights Organizations Standing Up to SB4, the City of Austin Joins the Fight Against the State’s “Show Me Your Papers” Bill Austin, TX – Late last night, and while challenges continue to mount for the “Show Me Your Papers” bill, it was discovered that Gov. Abbott and … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: San Antonio and Austin Sue Texas, While Texas Sues Everyone

San Antonio and Austin sue Texas over SB 4 This week in Texas, San Antonio and Austin sued the state over the anti-immigrant and discriminatory​ “show me your papers” law, ​SB 4 . The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) formally filed the lawsuit on behalf of San Antonio as well as the Texas … Continue reading »

ICYMI: DeFrancesco Soto: “Calling Immigration on Latinos Protesting SB4 is Racial Profiling”

Earlier this week, hundreds gather at the Texas state capitol to protest TX SB4, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation signed into law earlier this month. While not set to go into effect until September 1, SB4 has already inspired racial profiling – just this week, Texas Rep. Matt Rinaldi cast freedom … Continue reading »

Texas Republican: “I Called ICE” on Protesters, Threatened to “Put a Bullet” in Colleague’s Head, as Advocates Rally Against Texas’ SB 4

Texas Republican House Rep. Matt Rinaldi called hundreds of peaceful protesters at the Austin state capitol today a “disgrace” and said he’d called immigration authorities on them, according to multiple sources. “Fuck them,” he said. “I called ICE.” He also reportedly threatened to “put a bullet in one of his colleague’s heads”. When Democratic Rep. … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Cities, Advocates File Additional Lawsuits Against SB 4, While LA, WI Consider Anti-Immigrant Bills

This week in Texas saw cities and advocacy organizations joining the legal fight against Texas and its anti-immigrant SB 4 law. The Texas Civil Rights Project, the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, and El Paso County filed a new lawsuit against SB 4, while the ACLU joined an existing suit from the city of El … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Hires Texas State Director Mario Carrillo to Fight Anti-Immigrant Laws and Policies

Austin, TX – Following the passage of Texas SB4, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation, America’s Voice, a national pro-immigrant advocacy organization, has hired Mario Carrillo as the Texas State Director to help amplify the efforts of Texas-based advocacy groups to push back against SB4. Mario will work to support the efforts of Texas-based … Continue reading »

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