#StopSB4

On May 7th, Texas’ Governor, Greg Abbott, signed SB 4 into law. SB 4 is the most discriminatory  piece of anti-immigrant legislation in the United States. The bill makes Texas less safe by encouraging racial profiling and forcing local police to act as federal immigration agents.

 

SB 4 is a grave threat to immigrant families and multi-cultural communities across Texas. In order to continue our fight for immigrants’ rights in Texas,  TCRP, along with our allies, filed litigation challenging SB 4 on May 22, 2017.

 

TCRP is committed to bringing national awareness to this discriminatory legislation and working to build the capacity of grassroots organizers and other advocates in Texas working to resist the law.

Resources

Twitter Chat: #StopSB4

On June 21, 2017, we had a Twitter chat with RAICES, La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Indivisible Austin, Jolt Texas, Grassroots Leadership and Workers Defense Project to discuss what SB4 is, why it matters and how to fight back.

 

Click here to read the chat.

REPORT: WITH S.B. 4, TEXAS IGNORES THE LESSONS OF PREVIOUS ANTI-IMMIGRANT LEGISLATION

The Center for American Progress details in its report why SB4 is dangerous, what’s at stake, and how we must learn from the past mistakes of similar anti-immigrant legislation. Texas is a majority-minority state—meaning that, under S.B. 4, three of every five people in Texas will be at risk of being profiled based on the color of their skin.

 

Click here to read the report

STATEMENT: BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF AGAINST SB4

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar wrote to the Bexar County Delegation in opposition of SB4’s policies on the basis that they undermine public trust between law enforcement and the immigrant community.

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STATEMENT: HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF AGAINST SB4

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote to the Senate Committee on State Affairs in opposition of Senate Bill 4 on the basis that it limits the ability to address local safety priorities and creates a climate of fear and suspicion.
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STATEMENT: TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES AGAINST SB4

The Texas Conference of Urban Counties hand delivered this letter requesting the removal of section 1 of SB4 in February, on the basis that it puts local taxpayers at risk and adds nothing to public safety.
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Litigation

CITY OF EL CENIZO, TEXAS, ET AL. V. STATE OF TEXAS

We filed suit on behalf of the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, in partnership with El Paso County and its sheriff, against the State of Texas, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Director Steve McCraw of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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