The Texas State Senate passed a bill that outlaws Sanctuary Cities in the state of Texas. However, the law is being ignored by Texas city officials and they continue to provide sanctuary to illegals.
The continued lawlessness has caused Texas Governor, Greg Abbott to take additional steps to put an end to the Sanctuary Cities in the State of Texas.
From Allen West:
As sanctuary city mayors nationwide have banded together and pledged to resist any attempts the Trump administration, one governor, in particular, has made it clear that he’ll do everything in his power to fight the sanctuary cities in his own state.
Texas governor Greg Abbott has already cut funding to one county in Texas, Travis County, which lost $1.5 million in state law enforcement grants due to their sanctuary policies. That’s in line with Trump’s plan in pressuring sanctuary cities with financial threats, which is a solid strategy given the billions on the line. One study found that there’s $27 billion a year on the line for all the nation’s sanctuary jurisdictions – practically enough to build a border wall.
Consistent with the “Don’t Mess With Texas” slogan, Abbott isn’t going to just leave it with threats of defunding the sanctuaries in his own state.