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

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