The State of Texas has passed SB4, a law set to take effect on September 1, 2017. The law basically uses local and state law enforcement to question the immigration status of residents.
The law enlists city council members, members of county commissions or other local governing bodies, sheriffs, district and city attorneys and even police on the campuses of colleges and universities in the effort. It prohibits them from adopting any policy to prohibit or “materially limit” a corrections officer, commissioned peace officer, booking clerk, magistrate, district attorney, criminal district attorney or other prosecuting attorney from checking into a person’s immigration status and reporting that information to the feds or another local entity.
Like most immigrants, you probably have children, own land or other property and are living a peaceful and productive life in Texas. SB4 is discriminatory and will expose many people to unreasonable and unnecessary questioning and possible arrests. Quezada Law Group urges you to be ready and make sure you have executed a power of attorney, giving someone you trust the ability to handle your affairs if you are arrested. Call us for more information (832) 265-5512.