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Sanctuary Cities Bill Update- Texas Special Session

UPDATE: SB 9 is still pending in the Texas House’s State Affairs Committee. UPDATE: SB 9 was referred to the State Affairs committee in the House today. It needs to be heard in this committee, voted out of this committee, and debated on the House floor before it may be …

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HRI Opposes SB 9, the Texas Sanctuary Cities Bill

By Betsy Stukes, HRI Summer Legal Intern & J.D. Candidate, The University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) condemns Senate Bill (“SB”) 9, commonly known as the “Sanctuary Cities” bill, and encourages legislators in the Texas House of Representatives to vote against it.  This …

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Alabama Signs into Law Immigration Enforcement Bill

On Thursday, Alabama signed into law HB 56, The Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, a punitive immigration enforcement bill that would require local police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they “reasonably suspect” of being in the country unlawfully, make it a crime to transport or …