U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia halts Texas sanctuary law – The Washington Post

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a severe state immigration law that was supposed to take effect Friday and would have outlawed sanctuary cities and penalized local officials who do not cooperate with federal deportation efforts.The decision Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia delivers another temporary blow to the Trump administration’s campaign to compel sanctuary cities to detain immigrants so that federal agents can take them into custody.“The Court was right to strike down the guts of a law that is not only patently unconstitutional but bad policy as well,” said Lee Gelernt, an ACLU lawyer who argued against the case in court on behalf of several Texas cities and towns. “Hopefully other states will now not follow Texas’ lead.”

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Practicing immigration law since 2001 and employment discrimination law since 2004. His office offers free email and phone consultations. Please call (312) 663-1560 or email him at justin@jrandolphlaw.com. Don't forget to visit his website for answers to common questions or to contact him for a free consultation.