] with deportation.>> There were protests outside but they didn't stop Texas Governor Greg Abbott inside from signing the state's anti-sanctuary city's bill into law.>> Texans expect us to keep them safe, and that is exactly what we are going to do.>> With this signing, police will now be able to ask people about their immigration status during lawful detentions, including for minor infractions.
Any officer found not cooperating with requests from immigration agents could also be punished. President Trump has made combatting illegal immigration a priority, though his own executive order seeking to withhold funds from sanctuary cities is currently being held up in court. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt warns that the Texas law could lead to unconstitutional racial profiling, and widen the gap between police and immigrant communities.
>> Even the native born are in fear that they're gonna be pulled over and asked by a police officer whether they belong here or not.>> The law will take effect September 1.>>