Small Border Town Highlights Their Reasons For Challenging Texas' Sanctuary Cities Law
This week, the small border town of El Cenizo, Texas, has been flooded with national attention after it signed onto a federal lawsuit that seeks to prevent the state’s sanctuary cities ban from being enforced.
The law says local law enforcement must comply with federal immigration requests to detail immigrants, and local officers must be allowed to ask about a person’s immigration status.
Those requirements are in conflict with the way citizens in this community has lived in harmony for decades with immigrants who entered the country illegally.
El Cenizo is a small border town with no traffic lights and two grocery stores, including Los Campadres Meat Market, where music fills the street outside.