NBC News – August 23, 2017
It may be remarkable to hear Republicans and Democrats agree on anything in the politically charged environment of 2017. But in an unusual show of solidarity across state and partisan lines, a group of politicians both in and outside of Texas took to the phone on Wednesday to blast the state’s pending Senate Bill 4 legislation.
SB 4 is often described in political shorthand as a “show me your papers law.” Gov. Greg Abbott has said the law will protect public safety by banning sanctuary cities, which regulate how police conduct immigration checks. SB4 will prohibit local authorities from “materially limiting” the ability of a law enforcement or court officer from checking a person’s immigration status and reporting it to federal authorities.