Anti-Sanctuary City Bill: Texas Senate Bill 4

              Anti-Sanctuary City Bill: Texas Senate Bill 4 

By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers

February 8, 2017

On February 2nd, Attorney Powers, along with hundreds of other advocates, went to the Texas Capitol to testify against Senate Bill 4 (SB 4).

SB 4 will require all Texas law enforcement agencies to comply with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) detainers. The detainers are requests from ICE to hold an arrested person in custody while ICE investigates their immigration status. This is in an effort to make Texas an anti-sanctuary city.

Immigration advocates hoped that the Bill would not go through to the Senate for a vote. However, despite their zealous efforts, the Texas Senate voted the Bill through on February 7th. Next, immigration experts believe that the bill will be voted out of the Senate upon final reading, and then quickly move to the House. Now is the time to start calling your local representatives in opposition to this bill. Included below is a list of representatives that should be contacted.

Speaker Straus – San Antonio Capitol Phone:(512) 463-1000 District Phone:(210) 828-4411
Rep CharlieGeren- Fort Worth Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0610 District Phone:(817) 738-8333
Rep Byron Cook – Corsicana Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0730 District Phone:(512) 463-0730
Rep Hunter – Corpus Christi Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0672 District Phone:(361) 949-4603
Rep Sarah Davis- Harris County Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0389 District Phone:(713) 664-7095
Rep DonHuberty- Houston Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0520 District Phone:(281) 360-9410
Rep Lyle Larson – San Antonio Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0646 District Phone:(210) 402-5402
Rep Jim Murphy – Houston Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0514 District Phone:(713) 465-8800
Rep Larry Phillips  Sherman Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0297 District Phone:(903) 891-7297
Rep James White -Hillister(Harden, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Tyler counties) Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0490 District Phone:(409) 283-3700
RepZerwas- Richmond (Fort Bend county) Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0657 District Phone:(281) 533-9042

www.RubyPowersLaw.com

 

About the author

Ruby Powers

The child of a Mexican immigrant, Powers gravitated toward an international life by later marrying a Turkish immigrant. Having lived and studied in Belgium, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates, Powers speaks Spanish, French, and a hint of Turkish. With a passion for service and justice coupled with cultural understanding and an interest for immigrants, Powers dedicates her law practice to immigration law.

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