In an extraordinary move, the ACLU, a non-profit, has issued a “travel warning” for the state of Texas. The image, created by the ACLU, warns that authorities could engage in among other things, “illegal arrests” and “racial profiling.”
The “travel warning” is a reaction to the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott signing into law last week a bill that eliminates Sanctuary City laws from the state of Texas.
The new law allows law-enforcement officers to ask anyone they detain, even in a traffic stop, about their immigration status. The ACLU says this will lead to “widespread racial profiling, baseless scrutiny, and illegal arrests of citizens and non-citizens alike presumed to be “foreign” based on how they look or sound.”
SB4 also requires local law-enforcement officials to cooperate with federal immigration authorities who request they detain people suspected of being in the US illegally.