• September 23, 2021

Tags : sanctuary cities

El Paso City Council Votes Down City ID Program

The El Paso City Council narrowly voted against creating a municipal identification card program amid concerns that the measure would lead to the border city being perceived as the kind of “sanctuary” jurisdiction that has been the target of President Donald Trump and Texas’ Republican leaders. In a 5-4 vote, the council voted down funding the […]Read More

City of El Paso joins MALDEF, Other Texas Cities in

The City of El Paso will be joining a lawsuit against Senate Bill (SB 4), also known as the Sanctuary Cities Bill, along with San Antonio, Austin, and several non-profit organizations. This lawsuit is with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) who is covering the expenses related to the suit. There will […]Read More

UT/TT Poll: Texans Take a Hard Line on Immigration and

A majority of Texans support banning Syrian refugees and blocking individuals from seven countries from entering the United States, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. They balk, but only a bit, at banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the country, the poll found. Asked about banning Syrian refugees, 54 […]Read More

In “Sanctuary” Fight, Abbott Cuts Off Funding to Travis County

Gov. Greg Abbott has followed through on his threat to cut off state funding for Travis County over its new “sanctuary” policy. Abbott’s office said Wednesday it has canceled criminal justice grants it usually administers to the county, whose sheriff, Sally Hernandez, recently announced her department would reduce its cooperation with federal immigration authorities when they […]Read More

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