Wednesday, December 20, 2017

San Antonio's Biggest News Stories of 2017

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5. San Antonio Joins Fight Against Sanctuary City Crackdown
MONICA SIMMONS
  • Monica Simmons
Shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a "show me your papers" bill into law in June, San Antonio, Bexar County, and City Councilman Rey Saldaña all joined a massive, multi-city lawsuit against the state. The law, among other things, would allow local cops to ask about immigration status even in routine police encounters, like traffic stops. City attorneys say the law openly condones discrimination, and prevents cops from doing their best work — something San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar both agree with. The law is stalled while the lawsuit makes its way through the courts.


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