Bexar Commissioners to Discuss “Sanctuary Cities” Lawsuit

By Pilar Arias

On Tuesday the Bexar County Commissioners Court is expected to discuss whether or not the county should join the sanctuary cities lawsuit filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund on behalf of the city of San Antonio.

“Review the status of it all, whether it makes sense for us to join it, you know, what are the merits of their case,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff previously said.

The suit claims Senate Bill 4 violates the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, as well as other constitutional and statutory provisions.

If the law goes into effect Sept. 1, it would allow law enforcement officers across the state to ask people their immigration status while lawfully detained.

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