Category: State & Local Laws

84 Mayors Call For Immigration To Be Included In Reconciliation

A group of mayors from cities in 28 states called on President Biden, Vice President Harris and Democratic leaders in Congress to include immigration provisions in a budget package to be passed through reconciliation. The 84 mayors represent cities throughout…
Texas Begins Jailing Border Crossers On Trespassing Charges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is beginning to arrest migrants on trespassing charges along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s actions that he says are needed to slow the number of border crossings, jailing at least…
Lawyers Group Criticizes Noem, Abbot On National Guard To Border

A nonpartisan group of lawyers released a statement on Monday in opposition to the deployment of non-federalized National Guard troops to the border by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), concluding that the states…
Pritzker Promises Immigration Reform At Loop Rally

The Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights gathered community members and organizations to push for a pathway to citizenship and other immigration reform during a rally downtown Thursday. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he would ban local jails from detaining…