Sanctuary City Brawl in the Texas House as Session EndsPress Release
AUSTIN, TX — After the passing of Senate Bill 4, many were outraged and hundreds of protesters converged at the Texas Capital on the last day of the regular session. Though demonstrations were peaceful, it wasn't until State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, decided to call upon U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement to halt the lawful demonstrations against Senate Bill 4.
Senate Bill 4 requires local officials to comply with federal immigration laws which will now allow local law enforcement to detain anyone, without proof, who is suspected of being in the country illegally.
Rinaldi's call upon U.S. Immigration and Customs officers enraged Hispanic legislators. House members Cezar Blanco of El Paso, Raymond Ramero of Ft. Worth, and Pancho Nevarez of Eagle Pass all voiced their opinion which lead to a tussle in which each side accused the other of threats and violence, reported the Texas Tribune.
The lawmakers involved in the altercation said it wasn't physical but stated that Rinaldi was in people’s faces and cursed repeatedly.
For a more detailed report, read the following report in the Texas Tribune.