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Texas Legislature Sends ‘Sanctuary’ Ban to Governor

The Texas Legislature passed the toughest anti-sanctuary city bill in the nation Wednesday evening. The bill creates a criminal penalty for sheriffs and police chiefs that refuse to honor ICE detainers. The Senate passed the bill on a 20-11 party-line vote.

Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock TX) engages in final debate before passage of historic anti-sanctuary city bill, SB4

‘Sanctuary’ Texas Police Chiefs Decry Bill That Could Jail Them

The police chiefs in six of Texas’ largest cities responded to the anti-sanctuary city bill passed by the Texas House on Thursday by signing a letter of opposition and releasing it to the press on Friday. The chiefs said the issue is one for the federal government and representatives are “pandering.”

No Ban No Wall Rally

Texas Bill Adds Civil, Criminal Penalties for Sanctuary Cities

The Texas Legislature is on the final step to passing a bill that will penalize jurisdictions, including college campus police departments, which have sanctuary policies protecting illegal immigrants. The bill puts sharp teeth in the battle to stop such policies.

Day Without Immigrants Texas

Texas House Passes Bill to Jail ‘Sanctuary’ Sheriffs, Police Chiefs

The Texas House passed a tough anti-sanctuary bill containing provisions making it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. They could also be removed from office for providing “sanctuary” for the criminal illegal aliens in their jails.

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Texas Sanctuary City Bill One Step Closer to Passage

The Texas House moved forward on a weakened version of the Senate’s anti-sanctuary city bill following a 16-hour debate that ended at 3 a.m. Thursday. Democrats offered nearly 200 amendments to the bill in an effort to delay its passage.

APTOPIX Day Without Immigrants Texas

Texas Leads U.S. in Sanctuary Releases of Criminal Aliens, Fed Report Shows

A new feature of the Trump Administration’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is a weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report. The first edition reveals 206 criminal aliens released from jails in sanctuary jurisdictions. Texas takes the number one slot with more than 70 percent of cases.

A new feature of the Trump Administration’s Immigration and Customs …

Texas Sanctuary County Faces Loss of Millions in State Funding

Texas’ capital county faces the loss of millions of dollars in state funding as a result of the Travis County sheriff’s sanctuary policies when a new bill that outlaws the same passes the legislature. Texas Governor Greg Abbott made abolishing sanctuary jurisdictions in Texas an emergency item for this year’s legislative session.

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Anti-Sanctuary City Bill Must Have ‘Teeth’, Says Dan Patrick

The bill passed by the Texas Senate this week calls for the creation of criminal penalties for state, county, or local officials who chose to ignore federal immigration law. The bill also creates a provision whereby the official could be removed from office if they fail to enforce the law.

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