Federal appeals court says Texas 'sanctuary cities' law can stand for now | Politics

Federal appeals court says Texas 'sanctuary cities' law can stand for now | Politics

Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, argued the case before the appeals court and said the plaintiffs are exploring their legal options.

"The court made clear that we remain free to challenge the manner in which the law is implemented, so we will be monitoring the situation on the ground closely," he said in a written statement. "We are also pleased that the court narrowed the law in certain respects."

The plaintiffs include all of Texas' largest cities, including Dallas, as well as several counties and civil rights organizations.

Grand Prairie Rep. Chris Turner, the leader of the House Democratic Caucus, said the legal battle isn't over.

"Senate Bill 4 is unnecessary, makes Texas communities less safe and complicates law enforcement officials' already-difficult jobs," he said in a prepared statement. "Today's ruling is one step in what is likely a long legal battle and I remain hopeful that this law will eventually be ruled unconstitutional by the courts."


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