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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:17 PM

U.S. appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting 'sanctuary cities'

Source: Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday issued a mixed decision on a Texas law to punish “sanctuary cities,” allowing a section requiring localities to abide by federal requests for checks on detainees’ immigration status to take effect, but blocking other parts.

The Republican-backed law is the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January, promising to crack down on illegal immigration and communities that protect the immigrants. Texas has the longest border with Mexico of any state, and its policies often influence other Republican-controlled states.

In late August, Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio found the legislation was unlikely to withstand constitutional scrutiny and blocked sections of the law just days before it was to take effect.

The case is on appeal, but a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday gave the go-ahead to a section of the law requiring law enforcement agencies to “comply with, honor, and fulfill” any immigration detainer request by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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#U.S. LEGAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 / 3:08 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO
Jon Herskovitz
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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/legal-us-usa-texas-immigration/u-s-appeals-court-allows-part-of-texas-law-targeting-sanctuary-cities-idUSKCN1C02QC

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