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Lawsuit filed against sanctuary cities


AUSTIN— The Civil Liberties Defense Foundation (CLDF) has filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio and Bexar County on behalf of San Antonio taxpayer George Rodriguez, demanding that they enforce the state ban on sanctuary cities.
“San Antonio and Bexar County should not be wasting taxpayer dollars simply because they don’t want to enforce the law,” said George Rodriguez, the Plaintiff in the suit against the central Texas city and county.
This year, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 4 requiring local governmental entities in Texas to comply with federal immigration authorities and prohibiting them from adopting policies inconsistent with federal immigration law.
Numerous cities, counties and other interested parties subsequently filed a lawsuit in federal district court in San Antonio to prevent the enforcement of S.B. 4. This case it now under review at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
“We are a nation of laws and these cities are not above that law,” said, Trey Blocker, President of CLDF. “We must re-establish law and order in Texas cities and make our communities safe again.”
Not only are sanctuary cities a direct affront to state and federal law, they also make our communities less safe. According to the Department of Public Safety, since 2011, over 200,000 illegal immigrants have been arrested in Texas and charged with over 600,000 violent crimes and drug offenses.
About the Civil Liberties Defense Foundation:
The Civil Liberties Defense Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal foundation that was originally founded in 1999 for the purpose of defending the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and to educate the public regarding those rights.
In 2000, CLDF filed a lawsuit on behalf of Texas legislators and gun stores against 31 cities across the country that were attempting to litigate gun manufacturers out of business and infringe upon our right to Keep and Bear Arms as protected by the 2nd Amendment. Once this counterattack was launched, the efforts by these cities fell apart. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms continues to face assault from the radical Left. It is CLDF’s intention to protect these and other essential rights.