Beginning in September, it will be legal for all law enforcement across Texas to ask you about your immigration status.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar has been a vocal critic of the new law known as SB 4.

While the Sheriff said he isn't a big fan of the new law, his agency will follow the guidelines.

"I am the Sheriff, I am going to obey the law and follow the law but we want to make sure we're doing it the right way," Salazar said.

Sheriff Salazar said his deputies will not be prohibited from asking a person, suspected of a crime, if they're in the country legally.

"We just need them to document the fact that they did it, why they felt the need to ask those questions, because once you start asking those questions you open the door to so many possibilities," Salazar said.

He fears possibilities like racial profiling.

"We don't have an issue with racial profiling here in Bexar County, we don't want to have one, we don't even want to have the appearance that we're going to have one," Salazar said.

Don't expect deputies to pull you over, though, just to ask about your residency status.

"Even though this law permits us to do certain things, it doesn't order us to do anything," Salazar said.

The law does allow officials, like the Sheriff, to be removed from office if they interfere with the enforcement of immigration law.

Salazar said that won't be an issue here.

"The general public won't see much of a difference at all. We're going to continue to do our job, the way we've always done - to protect and serve," Salazar said.

Right now BCSO is developing curriculum and policies in order to make sure deputies understand the new law and carry it out accordingly.