Category Archives: Government

Update on Texas Special Session

The Texas House reconvenes this morning, and the House Committee is set to vote on Sanctuary Cities legislation, SB 9 and HB 9. If the House Committee votes the bills onto the floor, they will still have to go to … Continue reading

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Updates on Immigration Law in Other States

Georgia A federal judge blocked two parts of the Georgia immigration bill yesterday. The ACLU of Georgia filed suit for a preliminary injunction against the bill because it interfered with the federal power and authority over immigration matters, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Immigration, United States

Further Updates on Sanctuary Cities Legislation

Though the House Committee on State Affairs was scheduled to hear and vote on SB 9 and HB 9 (“Sanctuary Cities” legislation) this morning, the committee postponed its “pending business” until Monday morning. If the committee votes the legislation to … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Cities Bill Update- Texas Special Session

Senate Bill 9 passed in the Texas Senate early this morning, after six hours of debate. As expected, the bill passed on a 19-12 party-line vote. Though the bill would not have passed during the regular session when the voting … Continue reading

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HRI Opposes SB 9, the Texas Sanctuary Cities Bill

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) condemns Senate Bill (“SB”) 9, commonly known as the “Sanctuary Cities” bill, and encourages legislators in the Texas House of Representatives to vote against it.  This bill will hinder Texas law enforcement officers … Continue reading

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