Texas Governor Greg Abbott is serious about eliminating sanctuary cities. So serious that he just signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to be a sanctuary city in the state of Texas!
The Daily Caller reported:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Sunday banning sanctuary city policies.
“Texas has now banned sanctuary cities in the Lone Star State,” Abbott said in a statement from his office posted on Facebook Live. “The reason why so many people come to America is because we are a nation of laws and Texas is doing its part to keep it that way.”
The bill, which passed the Texas legislature earlier in the week, will effectively allow law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status during any detention situation, including during traffic stops.
Police chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders who violate the law can see their agencies fined up to $25,000 per day.
Law enforcement officials who violate the law can be removed from office and even face jail time under the statute.
“[The bill] ensures that law enforcement officers in Texas can and will cooperate with [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement]. It also requires sheriffs to honor ICE detainer requests,” Abbott said.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 8, 2017
Greg Abbott is awesome!
(Image: Office of the Governor)
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