Support a hearing on HB 2266 (policing/immigration)

March 18, 2019

ACTION

Contact Rep. Dade Phelan  (512) 463-0706 to ask for a hearing on HB 2266.

Suggested script or text:

My name is {name} and I am a Texan who lives in {town/district}. (Or, “I am a constituent who lives in {town}” if you live in HD-21). I am calling {writing} to ask Representative Phelan to hold a hearing in the State Affaris Committee on HB 2266. HB 2266 would repeal certain provisions of SB 4, a law that erodes local control and damages trust between local law enforcement and the communities they serve. It is causing crimes to go unreported because victims and witnesses fear attracting attention from ICE. Let’s pass HB 2266 and let local law enforcement focus on enforcing local law.

BACKGROUND

Bill details

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB2266
https://billtrack50.com/BillDetail/1079657

Media coverage:

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/14/texas-sanctuary-cities-law-opponents-say-theyre-down-not-/
https://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529513771/new-immigration-crackdowns-creating-chilling-effect-on-crime-reporting