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The new law will let local law enforcement officials inquire about the immigration status of anyone they detain — even those stopped for minor traffic violations. The law also calls for local officials to comply with federal immigration requests to detain those who are suspected of being in the country illegally.

Police chiefs and county sheriffs who refuse to cooperate with federal requests, which are not mandatory under federal law, could face up to a year in jail. Cities, counties and campus police departments could also face stiff fines, from $1,000 to $25,500 a day.


http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-texas-sanctuar...

Got to keep those brown folks in line one guesses. That is the only reason one can think of because it is sure not about public safety because

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Sheriffs and police chiefs in major jurisdictions across Texas have spoken out against the measure, testifying to legislators that it is likely to damage police relations with the community and potentially lead to racial profiling and lawsuits.


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The police chiefs said the measure would widen a gap between police and immigrant communities, creating a class of silent victims and eliminating the potential for assistance from immigrants in solving or preventing crimes.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-texas-idUS...

This law does not even go into effect until September 1 but to show every one how tough Texas is on Latinos crime

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The Texas attorney general announced Monday that the state had filed a lawsuit against local officials he said were hostile toward a ban on “sanctuary cities” that threatens to punish sheriffs and police chiefs who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents.

Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton said the state’s new law, signed a day earlier by Gov. Greg Abbott, was vital to securing the state’s borders.

“Unfortunately, some municipalities and law enforcement agencies are unwilling to cooperate with the federal government and claim that [the law] is unconstitutional,” Paxton said in a statement.

The state’s complaint is a preemptive move against immigrant advocacy groups that have promised to challenge the law, formerly Senate Bill 4, which becomes effective Sept. 1. The law allows police to ask about immigration status during routine stops and threatens authorities with fines and jail time if they do not comply with federal requests.

Opponents have argued that the law is potentially unconstitutional and could lead to officers engaging in racial profiling.

Among the defendants named in the lawsuit is Sheriff Sally Hernandez of Travis County, which includes the state capital, Austin, who said this year she would not voluntarily comply with federal requests to detain people solely on the basis of their immigration status.

Other defendants include Austin Mayor Steve Adler, the city’s interim city manager, all of Austin’s City Council members, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a civil rights organization.


http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-texas-sanctuar...

The law is not even in effect, but the state is taking steps to punish those who would oppose it. Time to Make white American Strong Again. No doubt.

It will take decades to undo the damage that is being done to the fabric of the nation right now.

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For the curious, this was mentioned in an earlier thread:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1775920/sue-or-not-sue

Texas is crazy for the GOP these days.
 
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When I lived there, the lower third of the economic pyramid was largely occupied by illegal immigrants. The system then was that a blind eye was given to immigrants who broke no other laws and to employers who treated their workers well (including paying the right taxes for them). That system wasn't perfect but largely worked for everyone.

What the hell is happening to Texas now?
 
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Texas is 55R/45D, uses voter suppression, and is heavily gerrymandered.

Ongoing demographic trends are likely to unseat them in the texas governor and senate eventually but the texas house could easily stay R to 2030 or even 2040.

Here is the 2016 vote
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Donald J. Trump Republican 4,685,047 52.2% 38
Hillary Clinton Democrat 3,877,868 43.2 —
Gary Johnson Libertarian 283,492 3.2 —
Jill Stein Green 71,558 0.8 —
Others Independent 51,261 0.6 —


A typical article on demographic trends

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/articl...
Note: No shift til 2024- missing the 2020 census/electoral district structuring. So heavy gerry mandering thru 2030.

Now-- the interesting bit is that the Republicans are burning their seed corn by erasing filibuster limits and other safeguards to minority power.

If-- when-- demographics shift, they will have removed many of the safeguards which they will then need. So it may be a fast, chaotic when it finally occurs.
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whac3 wrote:
When I lived there, the lower third of the economic pyramid was largely occupied by illegal immigrants. The system then was that a blind eye was given to immigrants who broke no other laws and to employers who treated their workers well (including paying the right taxes for them). That system wasn't perfect but largely worked for everyone.

What the hell is happening to Texas now?

The illegal aliens are being punished for the sins of the employers who illegally recruited, hired, transported, and/or housed them but aren't being held to anywhere near the same degree of punitive accountability as the illegal aliens.

Moreover, a blind eye was given largely to any employer -- regardless of how he/she treated the illegal immigrants that he/she hired -- as long as that employer kept his illegal hires out of sight and mind.


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maxo-texas wrote:
Texas is 55R/45D, uses voter suppression, and is heavily gerrymandered.

Ongoing demographic trends are likely to unseat them in the texas governor and senate eventually but the texas house could easily stay R to 2030 or even 2040.

Here is the 2016 vote
Quote:
Donald J. Trump Republican 4,685,047 52.2% 38
Hillary Clinton Democrat 3,877,868 43.2 —
Gary Johnson Libertarian 283,492 3.2 —
Jill Stein Green 71,558 0.8 —
Others Independent 51,261 0.6 —


A typical article on demographic trends

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/articl...
Note: No shift til 2024- missing the 2020 census/electoral district structuring. So heavy gerry mandering thru 2030.

Now-- the interesting bit is that the Republicans are burning their seed corn by erasing filibuster limits and other safeguards to minority power.

If-- when-- demographics shift, they will have removed many of the safeguards which they will then need. So it may be a fast, chaotic when it finally occurs.


Voter Suppression. Repression of minorities. We are seeing some rather obvious trends here. Especially given that Mr Bannon is still installed in the halls of power at the Presidents elbow
 
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Kumitedad wrote:
maxo-texas wrote:
Texas is 55R/45D, uses voter suppression, and is heavily gerrymandered.

Ongoing demographic trends are likely to unseat them in the texas governor and senate eventually but the texas house could easily stay R to 2030 or even 2040.

Here is the 2016 vote
Quote:
Donald J. Trump Republican 4,685,047 52.2% 38
Hillary Clinton Democrat 3,877,868 43.2 —
Gary Johnson Libertarian 283,492 3.2 —
Jill Stein Green 71,558 0.8 —
Others Independent 51,261 0.6 —


A typical article on demographic trends

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/articl...
Note: No shift til 2024- missing the 2020 census/electoral district structuring. So heavy gerry mandering thru 2030.

Now-- the interesting bit is that the Republicans are burning their seed corn by erasing filibuster limits and other safeguards to minority power.

If-- when-- demographics shift, they will have removed many of the safeguards which they will then need. So it may be a fast, chaotic when it finally occurs.


Voter Suppression. Repression of minorities. We are seeing some rather obvious trends here. Especially given that Mr Bannon is still installed in the halls of power at the Presidents elbow


Texas was in court for voter suppression laws long before Trump even ran.
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maxo-texas wrote:
Kumitedad wrote:
maxo-texas wrote:
Texas is 55R/45D, uses voter suppression, and is heavily gerrymandered.

Ongoing demographic trends are likely to unseat them in the texas governor and senate eventually but the texas house could easily stay R to 2030 or even 2040.

Here is the 2016 vote
Quote:
Donald J. Trump Republican 4,685,047 52.2% 38
Hillary Clinton Democrat 3,877,868 43.2 —
Gary Johnson Libertarian 283,492 3.2 —
Jill Stein Green 71,558 0.8 —
Others Independent 51,261 0.6 —


A typical article on demographic trends

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/articl...
Note: No shift til 2024- missing the 2020 census/electoral district structuring. So heavy gerry mandering thru 2030.

Now-- the interesting bit is that the Republicans are burning their seed corn by erasing filibuster limits and other safeguards to minority power.

If-- when-- demographics shift, they will have removed many of the safeguards which they will then need. So it may be a fast, chaotic when it finally occurs.


Voter Suppression. Repression of minorities. We are seeing some rather obvious trends here. Especially given that Mr Bannon is still installed in the halls of power at the Presidents elbow


Texas was in court for voter suppression laws long before Trump even ran.


True. But now that they have a friend as AG those trips into court will become fewer and fewer
 
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Kumitedad wrote:
maxo-texas wrote:
Kumitedad wrote:
maxo-texas wrote:
Texas is 55R/45D, uses voter suppression, and is heavily gerrymandered.

Ongoing demographic trends are likely to unseat them in the texas governor and senate eventually but the texas house could easily stay R to 2030 or even 2040.

Here is the 2016 vote
Quote:
Donald J. Trump Republican 4,685,047 52.2% 38
Hillary Clinton Democrat 3,877,868 43.2 —
Gary Johnson Libertarian 283,492 3.2 —
Jill Stein Green 71,558 0.8 —
Others Independent 51,261 0.6 —


A typical article on demographic trends

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/articl...
Note: No shift til 2024- missing the 2020 census/electoral district structuring. So heavy gerry mandering thru 2030.

Now-- the interesting bit is that the Republicans are burning their seed corn by erasing filibuster limits and other safeguards to minority power.

If-- when-- demographics shift, they will have removed many of the safeguards which they will then need. So it may be a fast, chaotic when it finally occurs.


Voter Suppression. Repression of minorities. We are seeing some rather obvious trends here. Especially given that Mr Bannon is still installed in the halls of power at the Presidents elbow

Texas was in court for voter suppression laws long before Trump even ran.

True. But now that they have a friend as AG those trips into court will become fewer and fewer.

Especially since Attorney General in question, Jeffery Beauregard Sessions, is a Dominionist of the neo-Confederate ilk.



 
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