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Local police say Texas's 'show me your papers' law 'has already created damage'

Despite the fact that Texas’s racist “show me your papers” law isn’t scheduled to go into effect for another two weeks, local law enforcement say that the legislation—which turns local law enforcement into federal immigration agents by allowing them to ask the legal status of anyone they stop for any reason—“ has already created damage” between Latino and immigrant communities and police in the state: Many police officers worry that the law, known as Senate Bill 4, will break down trust among immigrant families, making them fearful about reporting crime — even when a family member is a victim.
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