“City of Austin files challenge against ‘sanctuary cities’ bill”

JUNE 2, 2017

“Officials with the City of Austin filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday to challenge Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), the ban on so-called ‘sanctuary cities’. The lawsuit alleges SB 4 violates of the U.S. Constitution.

“‘We want our day in court,’ Austin Mayor Steve Adler said minutes after the lawsuit was filed.

“‘For far too long, the legislature has been playing political football with the safety of our city,’ Adler added.

“Austin’s lawsuit is a motion to intervene, asking a judge to add the city to the lawsuit filed by the City of San Antonio and a handful of other organizations on Thursday. The Worker’s Defense Project is one of the organizations listed in the lawsuit.”

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