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Thu Apr 27, 2017, 12:50 PM

Texas bill would punish police who do not comply with immigration enforcers

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Source: Guardian News


House passes bill targeting ‘sanctuary city’ police with criminal charges if they do not help federal authorities with detention requests, including children at school

Tom Dart in Houston

@Tom_Dart
Thursday 27 April 2017 12.49 EDT


Donald Trump’s plan to punish so-called sanctuary cities was blocked in court this week, but the concept is enjoying more success at state level, where Texas is poised to enact a law forcing local police to act as federal immigration enforcers.

A bill passed the Texas state house shortly before 3am on Thursday, after 16 often heated hours of debate amid pro-immigrant demonstrations outside the capitol building in Austin. Democrats in the Republican-dominated Texas legislature proposed a series of amendments in a futile effort to stall and weaken the bill, a version of which was already advanced by the senate.

It puts sheriffs and other police chiefs at risk of criminal charges and other serious sanctions if they do not help the federal government enforce immigration laws by complying with requests to detain immigrants. There are also civil fines for non-cooperation by local entities including campus police departments.

A Democratic state representative, Victoria Neave, began a four-day hunger strike on Sunday in protest at the bill. Another, Mary Gonzalez, wept on Wednesday as she talked in the state house about being a sexual assault survivor and expressed her fear that the law would help criminals. A third, Ana Hernandez, gave an emotional speech about her life before she became a US citizen.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/27/texas-sanctuary-cities-bill-police-detain-immigrants

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Reply Texas bill would punish police who do not comply with immigration enforcers (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2017 OP
TeamPooka Apr 2017 #1
Grins Apr 2017 #2
christx30 Apr 2017 #3
Sunlei Apr 2017 #4
atreides1 Apr 2017 #5
J_William_Ryan Apr 2017 #6
geek tragedy Apr 2017 #7
TexasTowelie Apr 2017 #8
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 12:55 PM

1. You will help the Gestapo or go to jail. Trump's Nazi wet dream.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 01:00 PM

2. Why do they hate our first responders....?

They going after cops? Really?

States cannot force state and local cops to enforce federal law. Should be DOA. Thanks, Texas!

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Response to Grins (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 01:07 PM

3. Lord help the state if ICE

flags an American citizen by mistake as undocumented (which does happen). Major 4th amendment violation. I wonder if the state is going to just have a fund to pay off lawsuits. Bake sale?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 01:42 PM

4. yup, Republicans EO they 'helped' trump write made all LOCAL police into 'papers please' police.

they're fucking nazis

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 01:58 PM

5. Texas

Where the names of Travis, Bowie, Crockett, Dickinson, and Houston are equated to Freedom!!

Texas, where being a police state and using Gestapo tactics...are going to be the norm!



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 02:05 PM

6. So much for

"small government" Republicans.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 02:40 PM

7. immigrants in Texas will have no choice but to withdraw ALL cooperation with law enforcement.

 

Anyone with a badge in Texas is going to be, de facto, a member of Trump's deportation gestapo.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 04:35 PM

8. Duplicate thread:

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 06:03 PM

9. Locking...

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