Hawaiians warned not to travel to Texas because of controversial immigration law

Ken Paxton lawyers move to replace judge in criminal case

Ken Paxton lawyers move to replace judge in criminal case

4 was also amended to impose fines and possible jail time for law enforcement officials who fail to comply with detainer requests.

As The Washington Post reported, Abbott's surprise signing is widely believed by opponents to be an effort to avoid the protests that were scheduled in anticipation of this bill's being signed. "Just like in Arizona and Alabama, our community will use all of our resources to fight against the Lone Star state's mandate of hate". "In addition, this alert applies to all encounters with federal, state, and county law enforcement including local police and sheriffs". On the call, national civil rights leaders and legal experts discussed the political, economic, and social consequences of this new law, as well as upcoming legal battles, including a lawsuit filed MALDEF by against the state of Texas for standing up for immigrant rights. A recording of today's call is available here.

Saenz, MALDEF's president and lead attorney, focused on a provision of the law that commits the state to use taxpayer money to defend every local entity that could be sued for incorrectly honoring a federal detainer request. The legislation also would prohibit local jurisdictions from passing or enforcing ordinances that prevent police officers from inquiring about a detained person's immigration status.

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam
In Indonesia blasphemy cases always lead to prison sentences (we are not aware of a case in which the defendant was acquitted). Thousands of police have been deployed in the capital because of tension between Purnama's supporters and opponents.

The new law goes into effect September 1. "Unfortunately, some municipalities and law enforcement agencies are unwilling to cooperate with the federal government and claim that SB-4 is unconstitutional".

The bill cleared a final hurdle in the Republican-controlled legislature over objections from Democrats and immigrant-rights supporters who've often packed the Capitol in Austin. "Essentially, ICE asks local law enforcement to do a favor for them and hold people without demonstrating probable cause".

The Texas bill allows police to inquire about the immigration status of anyone they detain, a situation that can range from arrest for a crime to being stopped for a traffic violation. Like in the Facebook Live video, he falls back on the reductive narrative that undocumented immigrants are threatening criminals. He said this bill doesn't change anything in this regard and citizens and legal residents do not need "carry papers" to prove they are here legally. "Bexar County law enforcement officials believe that legislation will have the unintended outcome of diverting law enforcement resources away from our ongoing efforts to fight violent crime in our community", he wrote.

Valtteri Bottas wins his first Formula One Grand Prix
The 27-year-old Finn joined Mercedes after last year's champion, Nico Rosberg, surprisingly announced his retirement. Also retiring early from the race was Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo, who had to deal with a brake failure.

"If people know that anytime they contact a police officer, there's a possibility that it could lead to them being handed over to ICE and getting deported, they're less likely to report crimes when they're victims or to serve as witnesses", Powell said. Not only is this law morally wrong, it will strain our law enforcement and make our communities more unsafe. "SB 4 is fiscally irresponsible".

Generally, the governor holds a press conference with authors of the bill to sign such a bill.

Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon.

Hindu group beats Muslim man to death in northern India
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