TALK ABOUT NERVE: Mexico Butts into Fight Against Texas’ Sanctuary City Ban
The government of Mexico stepped into the fight against the State of Texas’ new anti-sanctuary city law. Mexico filed an amicus brief in support of the several Texas cities and organizations bringing suit against the state seeking to overturn the SB4 legislation on constitutional grounds.
In a statement on Mexico’s official government website, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs misstates provisions of the Texas law signed by Governor Greg Abbott earlier this year. Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso wrote that the law “requires” police officers and other state officers to ask about the immigration status of anyone they stop. That statement is not correct.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas immediately after signing SB4 into law, Abbott explained “allowing” police officers to inquire about the immigration status of a person legally detained is one of the key differences between the Texas law and Arizona’s law that was previously challenged in the courts.
“The so-called controversial part of this law is what some label as the ‘show your papers’ component,” the Texas governor explained. “And what everyone seems to get wrong is they think that that provision was stricken down in the Arizona law. To the contrary, the provision in the Arizona law is stricter than the Texas law. The Arizona law required that law enforcement ASK for papers. The Texas law does not require it; it allows it.”
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