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Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 30, 2017

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by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune

A federal district judge ruled against the state of Texas and halted major provisions of a controversial state-based immigration enforcement law just days before it was scheduled to go into effect.

Written by Maria Gardner on Aug 30, 2017

By Maria Gardner

If a federal judge does not block the anti-immigration law, San Antonio police will have to write new rules in the manual and retrain the force in immigration law, Police Chief William McManus told members of COPS/Metro Alliance. 

Senate Bill 4, the “sanctuary cities” ban, allows local and campus police to question a person’s legal status and makes it a crime for officials such as McManus to have policies that are inconsistent with the law.

Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 28, 2017

by Alana Rocha, The Texas Tribune

For many Texans ravaged by the rain and winds Hurricane Harvey carried ashore this past weekend, filing an insurance claim for the damage their property sustained is probably the farthest thing from their minds right now. But waiting to submit a claim after Sept. 1 could cost them big.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 27, 2017

Despite a call from Congressman Lloyd Doggett asking them not to do it, immigration officials left 50 Central American women and children stranded at the San Antonio bus station on Aug. 25 as Hurricane Harvey approached the city.

Sister Sharon Alterdorf, a member of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, said the move by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stranded the asylum-seeking refugees inside the station because bus service was halted due to the storm.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 24, 2017

Trinity University students, faculty and local residents gathered for a Solidarity Vigil on Aug. 21, 2017  near Miller Fountain on the campus to show support for people affected by Charlottesville and other recent events.

The gathering, organized by the Trinity University Humanities Collective, was also to show "ongoing commitment to the humanistic combination of scholarship with allyship and advocacy."