Federal Court Upholds Most of Texas’s Sanctuary City Law

(From UPI)

A panel of three U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals [New Orleans] judges ruled Tuesday that most of a Texas law banning so-called sanctuary cities can remain in effect.

The federal court upheld portions of Senate Bill 4 which allows local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and requires county jails to honor requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold detainees suspected of being eligible for deportation.

“With one exception, SB4’s provisions do not, on their face, violate the Constitution,” the panel wrote.

The ruling overturns an injunction by a San Antonio federal judge who found portions of the law unconstitutional.

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