Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been warning for months that there would be consequences for cities and counties that engage in sanctuary policies. Now he has taken action.
The Hill reports:
Texas governor blocks funding over sanctuary policy
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has cut funding to Travis County, the home of the city of Austin, following through on a threat to block state grants over a new sheriff’s refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Abbott’s office said Monday it would cancel $1.8 million in grants to law enforcement programs in the county, the state capital and the University of Texas’s flagship campus. The governor said he is asking state agencies to identify other grants to the county that he could also block.
The cuts come as Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, newly elected in November, begins implementing a new policy blocking deputies from asking anyone they apprehend about their immigration status. Hernandez has also said her office will not hold undocumented immigrants in county jails after they complete sentences for minor crimes, even if asked by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
The left is going to learn this lesson one way or another.
If they think they can get away with defying the law, they will forfeit their right to benefit from the taxpayers who support them.
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