The sanctuary cities bill, which would have banned local municipalities from “creating ‘sanctuaries’ for illegal immigrants by prohibiting law enforcement officers from inquiring into the immigration status of individuals they had detained”, failed to pass in the Texas Senate on Wednesday, which means it is very unlikely that it will pass this session! We will remain vigilant to see if Governor Perry tries to use emergency legislation to try to get it passed, but we will call this a victory for now!
Life would been extremely difficult for Hispanic Texans if this bill had passed! The immigration issue is already complex enough without more legislation added onto it.
Here are some articles about it: