Hous­ton to join law­suit against ‘sanc­tu­ary city’ law

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

HOUS­TON | City lead­ers have voted to join a law­suit try­ing to halt a Texas law that would crack down on “sanc­tu­ary cities.”

The City Coun­cil voted 10-6, with one ab­sten­tion, Wed­nes­day to join the law­suit, filed in San An­to­nio fed­eral court.

Hous­ton joins Austin, San An­to­nio, Dal­las, El Paso County and sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions chal­leng­ing the law.

The law, which takes ef­fect in Septem­ber, would let po­lice ask peo­ple about their im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus dur­ing rou­tine stops. It also threat­ens elected of­fi­cials with re­moval from of­fice if they don’t co­op­er­ate with fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties.

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