A federal judge has blocked Texas from enforcing SB4, its ban on so-called sanctuary cities, in a victory for civil rights groups and Democratic leaders who oppose the legislation. Although the judge’s ruling is only temporary, it prevents the law from taking effect on Friday as a suit against it proceeds. Five of the six largest cities in Texas––Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso––have joined the lawsuit.
BREAKING: Court blocks majority of Texas' anti-immigrant #SB4 2 days before it was to go into effect. https://t.co/Vr41rGUKMH. More to come— ACLU (@ACLU)1504141151.0