Austin affordability crisis cited in lone objection to lawsuit against ‘sanctuary city’ law

District 8 Council Member Ellen Troxclair cited the city’s affordability crisis as a reason why she opposed the city’s legal battle against the constitutionality of the state’s “sanctuary city” bill. The Texas Legislature last week passed Senate Bill 4, sparking numerous protests, sit-ins and calls for resistance from some residents and city officials from across the state. The bill enables law enforcement officials to inquire about the immigration status of any individual and threatens to punish cities and government officials who fail to comply with the law. On Thursday, one week after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the […]


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