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Sat May 13, 2017, 01:38 AM

Texas Sues Austin Officials for Calling "Sanctuary Cities" Ban Unconstitutional

Less than 24 hours after Gov. Greg Abbott signed Texas' "show me your papers" bill into law, the state filed a lawsuit against the bill's biggest opponents.

On Monday, state Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Austin's top city and county officials (including the entire city council, mayor, city manager, and sheriff) and civil rights organization MALDEF for calling Senate Bill 4 "unconstitutional" and being "publicly hostile to cooperation with federal immigration enforcement." It appears to be a preemptive move — the state said it believes these defendants will sue Texas regarding the new law's constitutionality.

"SB 4 is constitutional, lawful and a vital step in securing our borders,” Paxton said in a statement. “Unfortunately, some municipalities and law enforcement agencies are unwilling to cooperate with the federal government and claim that SB 4 is unconstitutional.”



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Sat May 13, 2017, 09:46 AM

1. Austin should say that SB4 violates

our religious beliefs, so we're not going to enforce it. Because God and Jesus.

edit to add: sort of , but mainly irony, and letting them taste their own medicine.

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