Protesters fill Texas Capitol to fight SB4, the state's new anti-sanctuary cities law

Hundreds of people entered the Texas House Monday to protest SB4, an anti-sanctuary cities bill.

On Monday, the Texas House was briefly overtaken by hundreds of people protesting the state's new anti-sanctuary cities law, known as SB4, the Associated Press reported.

The new law, which was signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 7, will require both local police chiefs and sheriffs to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation. If they do not

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