To create a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure, CPPP believes our state should provide pathways to opportunity for all immigrants – not put up barriers to their productive participation in our shared economy and society.
This week the House State Affairs Committee will hear public testimony on SB 4. The House version of the bill may no longer contain the provision that would deny state grant funds to local entities like cities and counties that fail to comply with federal immigration detainer requests. But this anti-“sanctuary city” proposal still poses a serious threat to immigrant families and the Texas economy by:
- Undermining the public safety and economic prosperity of Texas communities.
- Requiring campus police at public and private colleges and universities to enforce federal immigration law.
- Imposing civil and criminal penalties on local law enforcement for setting their own public safety priorities in response to the needs of their communities.
View more CPPP analysis of the impact of state policies on Texas immigrants.