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Texas crackdown on "sanctuary cities"

5 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 30 2017 May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017 7:59 AM May 30, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas  - Immigrants from Arizona and elsewhere are urging grassroots resistance against Texas' recently passed crackdown on "sanctuary cities."
The Texas law is similar to a 2010 Arizona law that lets police inquire about a person's immigration status even during routine interactions such as traffic stops.
But as the group joins with local activists, their effort is coming too late for a small portion of foreign-born Texans who have already begun evacuating the state.
While their ranks are still too small to measure, a larger exodus - as has already happened in Arizona - could seriously impact Texas. The state has more than 1 million immigrants illegally in the country.
Although the visiting activists are urging resistance, some immigrants are abandoning Texas for more liberal states, where they feel safer from deportation.

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