Judge halts parts of Texas law that would punish 'sanctuary cities'

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Posted: Aug 30, 2017 9:05 PM

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday halted parts of a Texas law intended to aid federal immigration enforcement by punishing so-called "sanctuary cities" two days before it was to have taken effect.

Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio's federal court found the Texas measure was unlikely to withstand constitutional scrutiny.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)