Lubbock Politician Wants Texas Police To Ask About Immigration Status

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Bexar County Democrats rallied yesterday to protest a bill that would allow police to ask people about their immigration status. - BEXAR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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  • Bexar County Democrats rallied yesterday to protest a bill that would allow police to ask people about their immigration status.

A Texas Senator from Lubbock wants to ban city ordinances that prevent police from asking people who are lawfully detained about their immigration status.

State Sen. Charles Perry filed the "Show Me Your Papers Legislation" in January and it was scheduled for a hearing Monday, but there wasn't enough notice given to the public so it was cancelled, according to the Texas Tribune.

Bexar County Democrats are opposed to the bill and announced yesterday at a press conference that the party would work toward submitting a resolution to City Council that would make San Antonio a sanctuary city, Texas Public Radio reported.

That idea isn't new and the Bexar County Democrats have attempted to pass a resolution designating the Alamo City as a Sanctuary City before. The topic came up last July when thousands of undocumented immigrants — many of who were women and children — spilled into the Rio Grande Valley from Central America.

Critics say the law would encourage racial profiling.

Perry, commenting about the cancellation on his Facebook page, said the delay is nothing but political maneuvering. 

"Today, unfortunately, some placed political posturing over public safety and common sense — resulting in the committee hearing for our sanctuary cities bill to be delayed," Perry wrote. "Our bill is simple, cities cannot pick and choose the laws they want to enforce; public safety, not political correctness should be the priority."




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