Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review
For this Article, the Author interviewed six local law enforcement agencies in Texas regarding SB4. Based on those interviews and other research, this Article concludes that SB4 likely does not uproot and change Texas policing practices and asserts that SB4 may in fact be highly ineffective at improving resident safety, which was Texas lawmakers’ stated purpose for SB4. SB4 continues to have far reaching impacts, including concerns of racial profiling, victims and witnesses refusing to come forward due to fears of deportation, and damage to police officers’ reputations. Further, while some local law enforcement agencies claim they will not have to reallocate their resources to comply with SB4’s requirements, they have had to expend extra resources on community outreach due to the fear SB4 has caused.
UCLA School of Law
Megan E. Reed,
Senate Bill 4: Police Officer's Opinions on Texas's Ban of Sanctuary Cities,
Chicana/o-Latina/o L. Rev.
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