By Maria Sacchetti,
SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge will hear arguments on Monday over whether to block a tough new immigration law in Texas, in a battle that pits border towns and big cities against the state’s Republican governor and President Trump.
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The small border city of El Cenizo and other plaintiffs will ask U.S. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia for a preliminary injunction to halt the law, which they oppose because it requires them to detain immigrants who have been arrested for local crimes so that federal deportation agents can take them into custody.
Hundreds of protesters are expected at U.S. District Court on Cesar Chavez Boulevard for the 9:30 a.m. hearing. The Trump administration supports the Texas law,
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