You can add Mission to the growing list of Valley cities going on record against the state’s new sanctuary cities law.
The Mission City Council Monday unanimously approved a resolution opposing the law known as SB-4. The resolution states, in part, that the law is suppressive and discriminatory, making it unconstitutional.
Mission Mayor Beto Salinas says another key reason for the resolution is that the law is already having a negative economic impact on the city. Salinas says he’s noticed fewer Mexican shoppers, and adds that undocumented residents have expressed fear about traveling freely in the city.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments next week over Attorney General Ken Paxton’s motion to lift the current hold on SB-4.