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3 Things To Know About Texas' Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law

Law360, New York (May 12, 2017, 10:12 PM EDT) -- Texas' newly passed anti-sanctuary cities law echoes other severe immigration measures from the past decade and has pushed Texas to the forefront of the debate about sanctuary cities. Here's what you need to know about the new law.

What’s Inside the Bill?

Signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 7, the law — known as S.B. 4 — contains a host of provisions aimed at cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, which are known for refusing to cooperate with the federal government in its efforts to detain or target immigrants.

Among the provisions in the law are sections barring local...

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