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Five things you need to know about the "sanctuary cities" law (KTRK)

  1. Police won't be the only ones enforcing immigration
    • City Council members and other local governing bodies, sheriffs, district and city attorneys will also be expected to enforce the law.

  2. Officials can be removed for not complying
    • The law allows state officials to remove from office any elected or appointed official who prohibits or "materially limits" enforcement or cooperation with immigration federal officials.

  3. The law promises to defend those sued for complying with the law
    • The state attorney general will defend anyone who is sued for complying with the law
    • The governor says it's about public safety

  4. The law encourages people to turn in their local officials
    • This includes local government and university officials

  5. Victims and witnesses could be asked about their immigration status
    • There are some protections, but the law also provides some exemption
    • Officer just needs to have probable cause

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