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    Federal Judge Blocks Texas Sanctuary Cities Law

    It’s a last-minute save. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia has provisionally blocked the SB4 immigration law meant to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” calling many of its provisions unconstitutional. The statute, which would have gone into effect tomorrow, stipulated that local officials could be jailed or removed from office for not complying with demands from ICE. While Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott said Garcia’s ruling “makes Texas less safe,” it’s seen as a victory for the Texas cities, counties and sheriffs who sued over the legislation.

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