US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'

US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, quickly took to Twitter to announce that the "law is in effect" and that "allegations of discrimination were rejected".

A US appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld most of a Republican-backed Texas law to punish "sanctuary cities", allowing it to remain in effect while the case is being fought in a lower court.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down one provision in the law enacted by the most-populous Republican-led state to punish local officials who endorse policies running contrary to the law.

"Immigration is a federal responsibility, and forcing local law enforcement to take on immigration enforcement is bad for community safety, as we heard numerous times in testimony from police chiefs and sheriffs", State Senator José Rodríguez, whose district includes El Paso County, said in a statement.

Former Redskins' QB Kirk Cousins likely to sign with Vikings
Soon, Kirk Cousins' ties to the Washington Redskins will be a thing of the past. "The plan is to visit Minnesota first". Rodgers can't backtrack and make Cousins the exception to the rule.

Tuesday's ruling came just as President Donald Trump visited California to view prototypes for a border wall to better secure the nation's southern borders. "I am calling on Congress to deliver a budget that protects our homeland and properly funds all of our law enforcement needs".

Leading the lawsuit were Texas' largest cities- including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin - in a state where the Hispanic population has grown at a pace three times that of white residents since 2010.

Mr. Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project, said his organization would also be monitoring how the law was carried out.

"Senate Bill 4 is unnecessary, makes Texas communities less safe and complicates law enforcement officials' already-difficult jobs", he said in a prepared statement.

Related:

  • Cong has anti-democratic mindset, not allowing Parliament to function: BJP

    Cong has anti-democratic mindset, not allowing Parliament to function: BJP

    Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm, while Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm as opposition members try to raise various issues. Sources said the government will take up discussion and voting on demands for grants and the Finance Bill Wednesday.
    Villa beat Wolves to boost promotion hopes

    Villa beat Wolves to boost promotion hopes

    Sheffield United closed the gap to the play-off places to two points after a 2-0 win over second-bottom Burton . Bottom club Sunderland lost 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers and are four points behind fourth-from-bottom Barnsley .
    Titans agree to 4-year deal with RB Dion Lewis

    Titans agree to 4-year deal with RB Dion Lewis

    The 49ers reportedly showed interest in Patriots free agent Dion Lewis but didn't end up landing the talented running back. He's the exact type of shifty, dual-threat back the Titans needed in the backfield alongside Henry.
  • Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension Cuts

    Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension Cuts

    He said he didn't know when the bill might come up for discussion or amendment in the committee. It now goes to the Senate for its consideration.
    Idaho teacher feeds puppy to snapping turtle, reports say

    Idaho teacher feeds puppy to snapping turtle, reports say

    The district said it is taking steps to prevent anything like the alleged event from happening again, the News reported. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
    Raiders lose out on DT Mo Wilkerson, signs with Packers

    Raiders lose out on DT Mo Wilkerson, signs with Packers

    With Wilkerson now in the fold, the Packers have a formidable defensive line that also includes Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark . He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets.
  • Giants to lure ex-Panthers RB Stewart to NY

    Giants to lure ex-Panthers RB Stewart to NY

    In his junior year at Oregon, Stewart rushed for 1,722 yards and nine touchdowns before he chose to jump to the NFL . He became Carolina's all-time leading rusher in 2017 after surpassing DeAngelo William's previous record in October.
    Reason She Wasn't at RAW Revealed

    Reason She Wasn't at RAW Revealed

    This week's episode of Monday Night Raw in Detroit, Michigan, was considered a letdown for many fans in attendance. Whoops! While we can't blast WWE too hard for this, it an unfortunate retraction to make.
    Buveur D'Air forced to dig deep to retain Champion crown

    Buveur D'Air forced to dig deep to retain Champion crown

    I've not had a talk to JP (McManus) to see what anybody wants to do, but as long as there's some soft ground around he could run". The concluding Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase went to Mick Channon's 13-2 shot Mister Whitaker, ridden by Brian Hughes.
  • Jaguars to sign WR Donte Moncrief

    Jaguars to sign WR Donte Moncrief

    The departure of Moncrief leaves Indianapolis with just two starting-caliber wideouts under contract at this point. With Allen Robinson headed to Chicago, Lee will likely to take on the No. 1 role again this season.
    Fearing Trade War, EU Warns of Protectionism 'Dead End'

    Fearing Trade War, EU Warns of Protectionism 'Dead End'

    The report states " China still maintains high duties on some products that compete with sensitive domestic industries". And that doesn't factor in the costs borne from retaliation taken by foreign partners against unrelated USA industries.
    Japan welcomes dialogue with N Korea on its denuclearization

    Japan welcomes dialogue with N Korea on its denuclearization

    He was part of a South Korean delegation that met Kim in Pyongyang last week. Suh is in Tokyo to brief Japanese officials on developments.

Comments

Latest news

Trudeau waiting to see if Canada gets exemption from new United States tariffs
So if there are those issues with China, let's deal with those, not necessarily make it for everyone to pay these higher costs". He said the difference is "trivial ". "We are looking to make sure that USA companies can compete fairly around the world".

Food Prices to Moderate Downward Inflation Trajectory
Moreover, the manufacturing which has a weight of 77.63 per cent in the IIP is showing the sustenance of the growth momentum. For core CPI, we expect some reversal of the strength in January and forecast an increase of 0.1% m/m and 1.7% y/y.

Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76
He completed his doctorate on the origins of the universe, became a research fellow at Caius College and married Wilde in 1965. He was a Lucasian Professor at the university from 1979 to 2009, a position previously held by Isaac Newton in 1663.

GOP blasts Dem spending plans on eve of budget address
School aid would account for almost $15 billion in state spending, including the payment into the teachers' pension fund. That agreement led to higher gas taxes for transportation funding, but also lowered the sales tax.

Has $1.71 Million Position in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA)
The stock of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) earned "Underweight" rating by PiperJaffray on Friday, February 9. Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $100,501 activity. (NYSE:WAGE) for 871,882 shares.

Ravens, free agent John Brown agree on deal
Brown, 27, was once considered a cornerstone of Arizona's offense, but injuries and health issues curtailed his production. His pending deal for the Ravens is a four-year pact for $29 million with $14.5 million guaranteed, per NFL Network.

3 arrested in connection with Bloomington mosque bombing
However, the Twin Cities community showed compassion and came to the aid of those who worshiped in the mosque. Charges state Hari sometimes resides with his parents because his home has no electricity or running water.

'Queer Eye' Couple Tom & Abby Reunited and Are Now Engaged
Jackson invited the Fab 5 -Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown , Antoni Porowski , Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France - to be his groomsmen . The fan favorite announced the two are engaged. "So happy to say that Abby and I are reunited", he wrote on Twitter .

Brokerages Anticipate VMware, Inc. (VMW) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.95 Billion
The company exchanged hands with 3292803 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 3.01M shares. (NYSE:RWT) for 8.01M shares. It dropped, as 42 investors sold VMW shares while 122 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes.

'This Is Us' Waits To Exhale With A Season Finale 'Wedding'
Once again, This Is Us pulled off the impossible and delivered a season finale everyone will be talking about. That includes Deja, who seemingly moved in with Randall and Beth at the end of last week's episode.

Manchester United's Carrick to retire at end of the season
Carrick grew up near Newcastle but moved to West Ham aged 15, where he made his professional debut. He became club captain following Wayne Rooney's departure to his boyhood club Everton last summer.

Twitch's new program gives Amazon Prime subscribers free games
Twitch announced Tuesday that, starting on Thursday, those customers would get a pair of free games, Superhot and Oxenfree . So if you aren't a Twitch Prime member yet, perhaps now might be a good time to consider signing up.

Trump wants the U.S. military to have a 'space force'
The US President was speaking to military personal in San Diego and explaining his new strategy when this idea was proposed. While Trump was nearly jokingly floating the idea, there has always been a military aspect to the space race.

Jurgen Klopp: 'Marouane Fellaini contact with Sadio Mane was clear penalty'
He said: "With the Chelsea game last week, and this game, we showed real heart and desire to win games. We will carry on of course, but in the moment it's a big disappointment".

Nicaraguan police arrest former boyfriend in Binghamton nursing student's death
Tercero is a citizen of the United States, but if he also has citizenship in Nicaragua he might not be extradited back to the U.S. Earlier this week, Binghamton Police said they believe Tercero had left on a flight from JFK in NY to Nicaragua last Friday.

Other news