The floor of the state Capitol is packed with protesters opposed to Senate Bill 4, the "sanctuary cities" bill, on May 29, 2017. Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune

Houston Votes To Join Other Texas Cities In Lawsuit Over New ‘Sanctuary City’ Law

The Houston City Council voted 10–6 Wednesday morning to join a growing lawsuit against Senate Bill 4, an immigration enforcement law that allows peace officers to question the immigration status of people they legally detain.