The Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, ever vigilant at the Texas Capitol, alerted us to the death of HB12, an AZ-style piece of legislation that would give local police the authority to inquire into immigration status.
From their statement:
As the clocked ticked down the final moments of the 82nd Legislative session, the prediction of some Senate Democrats that their Tuesday vote to block HB12 was the end of “sanctuary cities” came true.
Sen. Tommy Williams did not try a second time to bring up the Arizona-style proposal and HB12 died a quick and painless death.
This victory belongs to communities in El Paso, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Texas Valley, West Texas and others.
More news on this victory to come. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!