ACLU prepping lawsuit, awaiting Abbott approval of controversial immigration law | WSBT

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Published Dec 17, 2023
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Policy Leaning Analysis

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of -52% Liberal:

  • 3 negative sentiments for Criminal justice
  • 2 negative sentiments for Border control


Politician Portrayal Analysis:

This article includes the following Politician Portrayal sentiments, providing an average sentiment of 30% Negative and bias score of -30% Liberal:

2 negative sentiments and 2 positive sentiments for Greg Abbott


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Border control
Criminal justice

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Greg Abbott

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4% "nnUnder Texas law, Abbott has until December 25, which is 20 days after final adjournment, to sign SB 4 into law."
4% Abbott has repeatedly said he would take his case to the Supreme Court, if necessary, to extend Texas' jurisdiction over the Southern border."
-2% "Republican voters, particularly Republican primary voters, favor highly restrictive and punitive measures when it comes to immigration and border security.""
-8% "Our goal is to file the lawsuit far enough in advance into the entry of effect of the law in March of 2024 that ..."
-14% "Constitutionally, authority over border security falls to the federal government.""
-16% "SB 4, passed by both chambers of the legislature almost exactly along party lines, gives Texas law enforcement authority to detain undocumented migrants.""
-16% AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) -- With Gov. Greg Abbott expected to approve a controversial measure, greatly expanding the scope of Texas' border security initiatives, the ..."
-22% Earlier this month, judges in two separate court cases dealt significant blows to Abbott's border initiatives: an appeals court ordered Texas to remove the ..."
-32% "AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) -- With Gov. Greg Abbott expected to approve a controversial measure, greatly expanding the scope of Texas' border security initiatives, the ..."

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49% : "Republican voters, particularly Republican primary voters, favor highly restrictive and punitive measures when it comes to immigration and border security.
46% : "Our goal is to file the lawsuit far enough in advance into the entry of effect of the law in March of 2024 that we're able to present our argument in court and make sure that it's heard in time to prevent this law from ever going into effect and resulting in the arrest of a person," said David Donatti, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU.
43% : Constitutionally, authority over border security falls to the federal government.
42% : SB 4, passed by both chambers of the legislature almost exactly along party lines, gives Texas law enforcement authority to detain undocumented migrants.
34% : AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) -- With Gov. Greg Abbott expected to approve a controversial measure, greatly expanding the scope of Texas' border security initiatives, the legality of that law is expected to be determined by the courts, with at least one lawsuit expected.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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