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Texas Cities, Nonprofits Fight Partial Sanctuary City Ban

Law360, Houston (September 13, 2017, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A collection of Texas municipalities and nonprofit organizations asked the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday not to stay the block on the detainer provision in Texas' anti-sanctuary city law, arguing that a lower court properly concluded that the law is unconstitutionally vague and that there is no “emergency” need for a stay.

The law at issue, known as S.B.4, includes a requirement that agencies comply with immigration detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but that provision was among the ones blocked by a Texas federal...
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Case Information

Case Title

City of El Cenizo, Texas, et al v. State of Texas, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

Date Filed

September 5, 2017


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