Support Bills to Weaken or Repeal SB 4 (“Show Your Papers”)

April 16

ACTION

There are 3 bills being heard in the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 17, that would weaken or repeal SB 4 (the “show me your papers” bill) from 2017. Contact members of the committee to ask them to approve bills HB 445, HB 652, and HB 2266 for a vote in the full house.

Suggested text when calling:

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 their district). I am calling to ask Representative _____ to vote HB 445, HB 652, and HB 2266 out of committee. SB 4 from 2017 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. Please let local law enforcement focus on enforcing local law.

Texas House, State Affairs Committee:
Dade Phelan (Dist 21), Chair, (512) 463-0706/(409) 745-2777
Ana Hernandez (Dist 143, Vice Chair, (512) 463-0614/(713) 675-8596
Joe Deshotel (Dist 41), (512) 463-0662/(409) 982-6266
R. D. “Bobby” Guerra (Dist 41), (512) 463-0578/(956) 292-0407
Sam Harless (Dist 126), (512) 463-0496
Justin Holland (Dist 33), (512) 463-0484
Todd Hunter (Dist 21), (512) 463-0672/(361) 949-4603
Phil King (Dist 61), (512) 463-0738/(512) 463-0738
Tan Parker (Dist 63), (512) 463-0688/(972) 724-8477
Richard Peña Raymond (Dist 42), (512) 463-0558/(956) 753-7722
Eddie Rodriguez (Dist 51), (512) 463-0674/(512) 463-0674
John T. Smithee (Dist 86), (512) 463-0702/(806) 372-3327
Drew Springer (Dist 68), (512) 463-0526/(940) 580-1770

BACKGROUND

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