FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5TH CIRCUIT RULES ON SB4
Community Advocates are disappointed with the ruling
[Houston, TX] On Tuesday March 13, 2018 the %th Circuit court of appeals gave a ruling on the SB4 case upholding much of the law except one provision. FIEL Spokespeople are available for comment.
On Tuesday the 5th circuit court of appeals upheld the majority of SB4 except for the provision which forbade elected official from criticizing the law as they deemed that a violations of the individuals 1st amendment rights. All the other provisions were upheld. It is now up the the challenger of the SB4 law to take it to the highest court in the U.S. the Supreme Court.
Read the ruling here:
" We are deeply disappointed that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out all the strong arguments that different advocacy groups have brought up in the challenging law suit. This doesn’t entirely change the implementation of the program since the key provisions of SB4 have been in effect this entire time. We know the 5th circuit is a very conservative court but we had hoped they would see how damaging a law like SB4 would be to our communities. Not all is lost though, we hope that we may be able to take this case up all the way to the Supreme Court and hope the justices can make the right decision on this very damaging law." -Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an organization that advocates for just laws for immigrant families,
access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.