SB 4, Texas’ new anti-immigrant law, will: 

Promote racial profiling and discrimination against people who look like undocumented immigrants, even if they are US citizens
Target children, by allowing police officers to ask children about their immigration status
Punish law enforcement officers who don’t comply with the regulations
Terrorize immigrant communities
Undermine public safety, by exhausting the limited resources available to local law enforcement, and severing the trust between police and the community
Generate widespread negative economic effects

SB 4 is opposed by:

Advocates
Immigrants
Faith leaders
Police chiefs 
A federal judge

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