Do you support the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to uphold most of SB4?


A panel of three judges in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Tuesday allowing most of Texas’ Senate Bill 4, the controversial legislation that allows local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they arrest or detain. The law also penalizes local officials – with jail time and fines exceeding $25,000 as possible punishments — who do not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.

In August 2017, several months after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio halted several parts of the bill, including the portion that requires jail officials to honor ICE detainers and sections prohibiting local entities from “adopting, enforcing or endorsing” policies or practices that “materially limit enforcement of immigration laws.” the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals did keep Garcia’s injunction against that portion of the bill in place but said it only applies to the word “endorse.”

Those in favor of the ruling the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling say SB4 helps protect Texas families against illegal immigrants that have committed crimes and will help crack down on illegal immigration. Those that oppose the ruling say the law constitutionally dubious and creates a rift between law enforcement and the immigrant community.

Yes, it will crack down on illegal immigration & deport criminals.
51% (69 votes)
No, it causes a riff between the immigrants and law enforcement.
49% (66 votes)
Total votes: 135


As much as we would like, the world population cannot fit within the U.S.A but I know one thing is all the values and system that makes U.S.A great can be a blue print to making their home country amazing.

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