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Two New Reports on Immigration Issues

Although the Texas Special Session has ended without the passage of a Sanctuary Cities Bill, there are still pieces of immigration legislation that we are following. On June 29, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2011 was introduced in the Senate, a bill that seeks to renew the …

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Update on Texas Special Session

FINAL UPDATE: Today marks the last day of the special session. The House State Affairs Committee never met to hear SB 9, the Sanctuary Cities, and therefore the bill is as close to dead as it could be. There is not enough time between now and midnight to pass a …

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Updates on Immigration Law in Other States

By Betsy Stukes, HRI Summer Legal Intern & J.D. Candidate, The University of Texas School of Law Georgia A federal judge blocked two parts of the Georgia immigration bill yesterday. The ACLU of Georgia filed suit for a preliminary injunction against the bill because it interfered with the federal power …