Protests erupted in the Texas capitol building on Monday about Gov. Greg’s new law cracking Abbott ‘-down on” sanctuary cities, ” the legislature, under the bond of the last day of this year, the regular session of the Texas.
Hundreds of protesters chanted in opposition to the new law, forcing the house to end management of the meeting and send national guardsmen clear the gallery.
Some of the demonstrators held banners that said, “we’ll See you in court” and “we See ourselves at the ballot box,” while others chanted “Hey, Hey. Ho, ho, ho. SB-4 has to go.”
Protests in this Memorial Day in the Texas Capitol…house against SB4 pic.twitter.com/Q5oVs7kemP
— Donald Acrey (@donaldacrey) may 29, 2017
Abbott under SB 4, signed into law earlier this month, in an effort to continue to be in accordance with Federal immigration laws. The law to stop effectively bans the sanctuary city policies in Texas and law enforcement agencies to ask the immigration status of someone. Under the law, officers who do not meet, or cooperation with Federal immigration agents in prison and fines reaching $25,000 per day.
“What it means is that no district, no city, no government body in the U.S. state of Texas, can adopt, a policy, a refuge, and, secondly, what it means is that the law enforcement agencies, such as sheriffs, are obliged to comply with ICE detainer requests,” Abbott said on “Fox & Friends” on the day after the signing of the bill into law.
He added, “isn’t it crazy quasi -, that we have to go through to force a law, law enforcement authorities, to comply with the law?”
Texas is the first state to ban officially sanctuary cities under President Trump. Colorado passed a law in 2006, sanctuary ban on cities, but the measure was repealed in 2013. So far, only Texas, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee have officially bills passed into a law prohibiting sanctuary policies.’ Virginia tried two of the measures in the Republican-led legislature, but both were suspended after the democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe threatened a veto.
The Texas law is laid down with effect from Sept. 1, and the opponent vowed to challenge in court after slamming it as the nation’s toughest on immigrants since the Arizona crackdown, in the year 2010. But Abbott said the Central provisions of the Texas “law tested, when the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck several components of Arizona’s law.
Mayor in the whole Lone Star State were claimed to have been in opposition to the bill’s passage, it would lead to a weakening of the relationship between law enforcement and the public, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is already a lawsuit against the local jurisdictions, the accused, together with Federal immigration agents.
Paxton filed the lawsuit in U.S. district court for the Western district of Texas, just a few days after Abbott under SB 4, signed into law.
“Unfortunately, some municipalities and law enforcement agencies are not willing to cooperate with the Federal government and claim that the SB-4 is unconstitutional,” said Paxton.
But opposition groups are pushing back.
Only last week, the Texas Civil Right project Federal government filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, which claims that SB 4 calls for a “discriminatory, unconstitutional vague” bill “racial profiling.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.