SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES WILL ‘NO LONGER BE TOLERATED IN TEXAS,’ SAYS GOVERNOR ABBOTT

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BT: Texas Governor Greg Abbott admonished Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez over her recent decision to consider honoring immigration detainers on a “case-by-case” basis. The governor said sanctuary city policies like this will “no longer be tolerated in Texas.”

Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff Valdez after her decision to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Her announcement was reported by Breitbart Texas on October 12.

“’Sanctuary City’ policies like those promoted by your recent decision to implement your own case-by-case immigrant detention plan will no longer be tolerated in Texas,” Abbott began in his letter attached below. “Your decision to not fully honor U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) requests to detain criminal immigrants poses a serious danger to Texans. These detainers provide ICE with the critical notice and time it needs to take incarcerated immigrants into federal custody.”  more here

12 Comments on SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES WILL ‘NO LONGER BE TOLERATED IN TEXAS,’ SAYS GOVERNOR ABBOTT

  1. Exactly what power does the guv have to change local policies? I hope he accomplishes what he wants: abolition of sanctuary pro-scofflaw cities, but how’s he going to do that?

  2. In GA (and I would assume most states), it is the duty of the governor to ensure that state laws are properly enforced (this duty is clearly spelled out in Georgia’s constitution although our governors have been willfully negligent in performing this duty). I would hope and assume that this duty of the governor would also apply to federal laws as long as they were valid under the US Constitution.

  3. Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz are buddies. Cruz (Solicitor General) worked for Abbott (Attorney General) in Texas.

    That was when they sued W. He ordered Texas to obey an order from an international body regarding a legal case. Cruz won and Texas didn’t have to turn over their sovereignty to a foreign governmental body.

    Cruz also won a case allowing the Ten Commandments monument on public property.

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