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Court Says Texas Ban On So-Called Sanctuary Cities Can Stand For Now

A federal appeals court ruled most of Texas' ban on so-called sanctuary cities can stand — for now. 

The court ruled Tuesday most of the law can take effect while the case plays out. The exception is a provision that punishes local officials for "endorsing" policies that limit federal immigration enforcement.

The law in question — called Senate Bill 4 — penalizes local law enforcement officials who don't help federal agencies with immigration enforcement.

The Tuesday ruling effectively reverses a prior ruling by a federal judge in Texas that temporarily blocked key parts of SB4 from going into effect. That judge said parts of the law might be found unconstitutional.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN

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