Texas State & Federal Law #3185 & Immigration Enforcement
By Julia Anne Lewis, Education Dynamics | Thu, 28 Sep 2017
There is good news for Texas peace officers, jailers, prosecutors, and judges who are anxiously awaiting the online publication of the 2017 Texas State & Federal Law Update #3185. Online training provider, OSS Academy has just launched their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) course.
During the 2017 legislative session, the legislature passed SB 4 a state immigration-enforcement law that outlaws “sanctuary” jurisdictions in Texas. The requirements for law enforcement agencies and their officers are also spelled out in this new course. This issue, among many others, is presented in this required course.
After the legislature adjourned, on September 25, 2017, the 5th Circuit Court Appeals unanimously ruled that major parts of Texas’ sanctuary cities law remain in effect, which overruled a lower court’s decision to block it temporarily. This ruling allows the State of Texas to enforce two key sections of the law, while setting a hearing on the punitive effects. This decision says the state can continue to require law enforcement “to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation.”
Given the gravity of this new law and the impact on Texas peace officers, jailers, prosecutors, and city and county officials, OSS Academy is providing a more in-depth discussion of this new law and even providing a full copy of the 5th Circuit’s Appellate Decision for everyone to read and retain within the course.
To enroll in the Texas State & Federal Law Update #3185simply click the hyperlink or Enroll Info> button. Remember to sign up for the OSS Academy Newsletter or contact our Training Coordinator at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205). You can also view OSS Academy’s entire TCOLE Course Listing.
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