‘Sanctuary Cities’ protest in Austin honors undocumented mothers

'Sanctuary Cities' protest in Austin honors undocumented mothers

by Raven Ambers

While some spent the day honoring their mothers with gifts and cards, others organized to protest the “sanctuary cities” bill they say impacts mothers the most.

“As terrorizing tactics are used by Abbott, by Trump, by ICE, the mains ones that are affected are the mothers,” Julieta Garibay with United We Dream said.

Opponents of the new law say it is racist and unfairly targets every Hispanic in Texas. They’re calling it the “show me your papers” law.

“The mothers say we want to stand together today. We want to come out to the streets and say we won’t allow SB 4. We won’t allow racism in our state and that’s what we did it on Mother’s Day,” Garibay said.

The “sanctuary cities” law punishes communities and officials in Texas who don’t abide by federal immigration laws and orders, making sanctuary cities a crime.

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