Austin Rally Calls For End To Anti-Immigration Law

February 25, 2019
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AUSTIN, TEXAS — Immigrants and those advocating for their rights are scheduled to organize a rally at the state Capitol on Monday afternoon, calling for abolition of anti-immigration policies and curb deportations.

The Fuerza Texas gathering on the north steps of the Capitol is demanding repeal of SB4, a law championed by Gov. Greg Abbott designed to end so-called "sanctuary cities" seen as too soft on enforcing immigration enforcement. The law added punitive measures to those viewed as too relaxed in terms of enforcement, including fines and potential jail time.