Texas AG Ken Paxton explains sanctuary cities bill

The Texas Attorney General says people speaking out against the sanctuary cities law haven’t read it.

Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a federal court to declare SB-4 constitutional.

On FOX 4 News at 9 he cleared up what he called false narratives people may be hearing.

“In the bill, it specifically says if you are a witness to a crime or a victim of a crime you cannot be asked about your immigration status. There are a few exceptions to that, but basically you cannot be asked. That narrative has been put out. I’ve heard it here in Dallas County. It’s not true,” Paxton said.

The law does allow police to ask about the immigration status of anyone they detain. That can happen for a traffic stop or an arrest.

It goes into effect on Sept. 1.