Case: City of San Antonio v. Texas

5:17-cv-00489 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: June 1, 2017

Closed Date: Oct. 24, 2017

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Case Summary

This suit challenges Texas's "Sanctuary City" legislation, Senate Bill 4 (SB4), which requires local Texas law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials and punishes them if they do not. Unlike the other suits in this special collection, this suit does not challenge President Trump's "Sanctuary City" Executive Order. To start with an overview, there are, so far, four cases addressing SB4. The four cases are: Texas v. Travis County, No. 1:17-cv-00425 (W.D. Tex.), IM-TX-0044, be…

This suit challenges Texas's "Sanctuary City" legislation, Senate Bill 4 (SB4), which requires local Texas law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials and punishes them if they do not. Unlike the other suits in this special collection, this suit does not challenge President Trump's "Sanctuary City" Executive Order.

To start with an overview, there are, so far, four cases addressing SB4. The four cases are: Texas v. Travis County, No. 1:17-cv-00425 (W.D. Tex.), IM-TX-0044, before Judge Sparks, and three matters before Judge Orlando L. Garcia: this one; City of El Cenizo v. State of Texas, No. 5:17-cv-00404 (W.D. Tex.), IM-TX-0045; and El Paso County v. State of Texas, No. 5:17-cv-00459 (W.D. Tex.), IM-TX-0046.

The three cases pending before Judge Garcia were brought by pro-immigration cities and counties seeking an injunction barring implementation of SB4. The other case was brought by Texas seeking a declaratory judgment upholding SB4, against pro-immigration cities and counties. On June 6, Judge Garcia ordered a consolidation of this case with the San Antonio and El Cenzino cases, with El Cenzino becoming the lead case in the consolidation. Travis County, however, remains separate.

This case was quickly consolidated with the two other before Judge Garcia; please refer to El Cenizo v. Texas for further information and updates.

This case was administratively closed on Oct. 24, 2017 in light of the consolidation.

Summary Authors

Virginia Weeks (6/17/2017)

Jamie Kessler (7/31/2017)

Virginia Weeks (10/25/2017)

Related Cases

Texas v. Travis County, Western District of Texas (2017)

City of El Cenizo v. State of Texas, Western District of Texas (2017)

El Paso County v. State of Texas, Western District of Texas (2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6120260/parties/city-of-san-antonio-v-state-of-texas/


Judge(s)

Garcia, Orlando Luis (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bono, Marisa (Texas)

Klein, Deborah Lynne (Texas)

Moreno, Celina Ysela (Texas)

Pellegrini, Tanya G. (California)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Senteno, Andrea E. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Garcia, Orlando Luis (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bono, Marisa (Texas)

Klein, Deborah Lynne (Texas)

Moreno, Celina Ysela (Texas)

Pellegrini, Tanya G. (California)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Senteno, Andrea E. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:17-cv-00489

Docket [PACER]

San Antonio v. Texas

June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

Docket
1

5:17-cv-00489

Complaint

San Antonio v. Texas

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6120260/city-of-san-antonio-v-state-of-texas/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0542-9643628). No Summons requested at this time, filed by Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Rey Saldana, City of San Antonio, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc., Workers Defense Project. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Bono, Marisa) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

RECAP
2

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Nina Perales on behalf of City of San Antonio, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc., Rey Saldana, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Workers Defense Project. Attorney Nina Perales added to party City of San Antonio(pty:pla), Attorney Nina Perales added to party La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc.(pty:pla), Attorney Nina Perales added to party Rey Saldana(pty:pla), Attorney Nina Perales added to party Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education(pty:pla), Attorney Nina Perales added to party Workers Defense Project(pty:pla) (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Celina Ysela Moreno on behalf of City of San Antonio, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc., Rey Saldana, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Workers Defense Project. Attorney Celina Ysela Moreno added to party City of San Antonio(pty:pla), Attorney Celina Ysela Moreno added to party La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc.(pty:pla), Attorney Celina Ysela Moreno added to party Rey Saldana(pty:pla), Attorney Celina Ysela Moreno added to party Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education(pty:pla), Attorney Celina Ysela Moreno added to party Workers Defense Project(pty:pla) (Moreno, Celina) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Nina Perales for Andrea Senteno ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-9644263) by on behalf of City of San Antonio, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc., Rey Saldana, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Workers Defense Project. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Nina Perales Tanya Pellegrini ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-9644282) by on behalf of City of San Antonio, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc., Rey Saldana, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Workers Defense Project. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File City of Austin's Complaint in Intervention by City of Austin. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Complaint in Intervention, # 2 Proposed Order)(Siegel, Michael) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

1 Exhibit Proposed Complaint in Intervention

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2 Proposed Order

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June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

PACER
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ORDER Consolidating this case with SA17-CV-404 and SA17-CV-459. Signed by Chief Judge Orlando L. Garcia. (rf) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

PACER
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REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by City of San Antonio, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Inc., Rey A. Saldana, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Workers Defense Project. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 07/05/2017)

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

PACER
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Summons Issued as to State of Texas. (aej) (Entered: 07/06/2017)

July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017

PACER
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Summons Issued as to Greg Abbott. (aej) (Entered: 07/06/2017)

July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Immigration Enforcement Order Challenges

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 1, 2017

Closing Date: Oct. 24, 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

City of San Antonio, TX

Plaintiff Type(s):

City/County Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

MALDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Texas, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Federalism (including 10th Amendment)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Funding

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Immigration/Border:

Admission - criteria

Admission - procedure

Border police

Sanctuary city/state

Status/Classification

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties

Undocumented immigrants - state and local regulation