Texas Anti-Sanctuary City Law Goes Into Effect

Sep 26, 2017

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court’s ruling that barred a new anti-sanctuary city law in Texas from going into effect. Texas will now be able to begin to implement and enforce “key provisions of the law including the duty of law enforcement agencies to detain illegal aliens wanted by immigration officials.” The court of appeals ruled that one provision requiring local governments “to comply with immigration detainers should take effect.” Texas Attorney General thanked the court of appeals and said, “Enforcing immigration law helps prevent dangerous criminals from being released into Texas communities.” Texas Governor Abbot said that the decision is a “victory for the Rule of Law and will help keep our communities safe by removing dangerous criminals from our streets. I am confident that moving forward, this law will continue to be upheld as constitutional.”