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Texas asks court to allow its ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting “sanctuary cities” to immediately take effect. Under the law, Texas police chiefs could face removal from office and criminal charges for not complying with federal immigration officials’ requests to detain people jailed on non-immigration offenses. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked much of the law on Aug. 31, a day before it was … Read the referenced story here:…

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