By Calasia Haynes and Sarah Grace Villarreal for NOWCastSA Immigrants and their advocates have much to be wary of when the Texas Legislature convenes in January, 2019.
Written by Calasia_Haynes on Dec 13 2018 - 8:08pm
Written by Maria Gardner on May 24 2018 - 6:55pm
By Maria Gardner The San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) has partnered with San Antonio Rise (SA Rise), an organization of teachers, school officials and community members, to present a handbook for parents and the community on how Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) will be applied in the school district. At the press conference, SAISD Board President Patti Radle said, “School districts do not fall under SB4.”
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 14 2018 - 8:20pm
By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. A panel of three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Tuesday that most of the state’s immigration enforcement legislation, Senate Bill 4, can remain in effect while the case plays out, handing a victory to Gov. Greg Abbott and Republican supporters of the law.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 14 2018 - 6:40pm
Elected leaders and pro-immigrant groups came together on the steps of San Antonio City Hall on March 14, 2018 and vowed to keep fighting the anti-immigrant law, SB 4 one day after judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of the Texas law. (scroll down to watch complete video of the 30-minute event)
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 30 2017 - 8:35pm
Updated: 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 - 11:40am
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 Joseph Tucker on Aug 21 2017 - 5:21pm
By Joseph Tucker Increased raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Border Patrol agents are frightening women away from the only reproductive health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a reproductive rights advocate.
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 2 2017 - 9:38pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Representatives from Texas’ business, local government and higher education sectors argued Tuesday that the state’s new immigration-enforcement law, which is slated to take effect Sept. 1, could do billions of dollars in damage to the Texas economy.
Written by Maria Gardner on Jul 12 2017 - 10:19am
In the Texas Senate in 1957, when filibusters were used by southern legislators to weaken racial integration mandates, Henry B. Gonzalez and Abraham Kazen filibustered for a record-setting 36 hours to successfully kill bills that would have enabled segregation.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26 2017 - 8:22pm
Hundreds of people from across Texas came to San Antonio on June 26 to demonstrate against Senate Bill 4, the anti-sanctuary city law at the same time as a federal court was hearing arguments from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Cenizo who are suing to block the anti-immigrant law. Here are the Twitters from people inside and outside the courthouse who reported on the events of the day. In all, we've quoted 112 individuals and organizations. Check it out: