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Court: Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Detainers

court: Her spokeswoman, Kristen Dark, says that means jails, including those in the state capital city of Austin will honour all immigration detainers from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents, according to Metro News. Hernandez is an elected Democrat who had announced on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration that her jails would no longer comply with all detainer requests.A Texas law cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities had been blocked by a lower court in August. Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said Monday that her policies had been updated to comply with the findings of a three-judge appeals court panel in New Orleans. But the appeals court panel ruled Monday that the state can compel local jails to comply with federal requests to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. 2 p.m. But one attorney opposed to the law says the impact of the order may be limited. The key part of a federal appeals court ruling is that a Texas sanctuary cities law can require police to honour federal immigration detainers for now. ( As reported in the news.