Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation mandating local officials comply with federal immigration law or face possible removal from office. But doing so without a warrant could open them up to unlawful arrest lawsuits.