UTSA, San Antonio Express-News, KLRN-9 to host town hall meeting on Jan. 26 to discuss Texas sanctuary cities
(Jan. 23, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the San Antonio Express-News and KLRN-9 will host a town hall meeting to explore policy related to sanctuary cities at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event, Sanctuary Cities: State rules versus Local Control, is free and open to the public.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and many other conservative Texas lawmakers have vowed to make it a priority to end sanctuary cities in Texas during the 2017 legislative session. Prior to the start of the session, Gov. Abbott pledged to pass Senate Bill 4, which would effectively end sanctuary cities in the state by requiring local law enforcement agencies and governments to fully enforce existing federal immigration laws. The legislation was introduced in November by Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock).
UTSA, the San Antonio Express-News and KLRN-9 have partnered to develop town hall meetings that provide forums for San Antonians to become engaged in the most pressing issues of our community.
Four panelists will explore the implications of Senate Bill 4, and related immigration policies, during the upcoming forum. They include:
- William McManus, San Antonio Police Department Chief of Police
- Diego Bernal, State Representative (D-San Antonio)
- Jeff Judson, former board member, The Heartland Institute
- Robert Stovall, Chairman, Republican Party of Bexar County
Francine Romero, UTSA associate professor and associate dean of the College of Public Policy, will moderate. She will also collect questions from members of the audience before the event begins. To submit a question, arrive early and fill out a Q&A card provided by the San Antonio Express-News. Doors close at 6:45 p.m.
Free event parking will be available in unmarked spaces of lot D-3, beneath IH-35.
Seating has reached full capacity. You can watch online live here or on KLRN-9 on Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
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