Texas Gov, Legislature Moving To Jail Sheriffs, Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities

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Governor Greg Abbott of Texas gives an update to that state’s efforts to eliminate the scourge of sanctuary cities which includes action by the Texas Legislature.

Abbott discusses the situation with Sheriff Sally Hernandez of Travis County, who has taken it upon herself to buck both state and federal law by proclaiming Travis County to be a sanctuary county. In response to her actions, Abbott defunded government grants to Travis County in the amount of $1.5 million dollars, which he says “is just the starter.”

Abbott informs the Fox and Friends hosts that they have now passed out of the Texas Senate, Senate Bill 4, which imposes “real penalties for sheriffs in counties like this. It adds fines that could add up to about $9 million a year. It adds real penalties, including the possibility of criminal penalties for public officials who adopt sanctuary city policies.”

Abbott says, “This has passed out of the Senate, we look to have it pass out of the House. I will be signing an anti-sanctuary city law into law in the State of Texas here in the coming months. Texas is going to come down hard on any city, any county, any public official that adopts a sanctuary city policy.”

He’s asked if he’s suggesting that the sheriff of that county in Texas could actually be arrested. Abbot replies, “Yes, under this new law, if you have a public official, including a sheriff, who continues to adopt sanctuary city policies after this ban goes into place, they could be criminally prosecuted and themselves wind up in jail, the place where they are releasing dangerous criminals from.”

Just how bad does the corrupt law breaking sheriff, Sally Hernandez, want to appeal to her illegal alien, Democrat, law breaking constituency? Is it worth going to jail and bankrupting the Sheriff’s Department in order to get re-elected or satisfy her campaign donors? Will she just have her desk and phone moved into her cell?

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11 Comments on Texas Gov, Legislature Moving To Jail Sheriffs, Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities

  1. Well, Rick Texas keeps looking more and more appealing to me. I like this guy and sounds like a great place to move. Should be the law all throughout the Us, but until we drain the SWAMP, if ever I don’t have time or the energy to sit in the SWAMP MAGGOT POLL of CA. Afraid it will be To late from what I am witnessing.

  2. Viva Greg Abbott! The Governor has the law regarding “harboring” on his side, and it needs to be enforced.
    Sheriffs and mayors who do not cooperate with ICE should be arrested and jailed. Also cut the funding for any college that declares itself to be a “sanctuary campus.” As far as foreign nationals without documents are concerned…Detect, detain, determine their status; and, if it’s a convicted criminal who has also in the U.S. illegally, DEPORT to the country of origin ASAP and deduct $100K from the foreign aid we pay out to that country.

    A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he: assists an alien whom he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him to obtain employment, encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring him to an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions. Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.

    It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection in any place, including any building or means of transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of law. HARBORING MEANS ANY CONDUCT THAT TENDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY FACILITATE AN ALIEN TO REMAIN IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. The sheltering need not be clandestine, and harboring covers aliens arrested outdoors, as well as in a building. This provision includes harboring an alien who entered the U.S. legally but has since lost his legal status.

  3. Good! Take away their money and put them in jail! These are supposedly law enforcement that refuses to adhere to our laws. Outrageous!!

  4. Dr. Deplorable // February 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm // Reply

    Praise the Lord for Governor Greg Abbott of Texas!

  5. First prize goes to the person that knows what the hell is Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s of Travis County problem.

    • She is a recently-elected liberal Democrat who actually campaigned that she would make Austin and Travis County a “sanctuary” for all but perpetrators of very violent crimes…but it didn’t include those convicted of rape or child molestation…as evidenced by a couple of recent releases. “Her” problem is actually the problem of the people in Austin who elected her solely on the basis of the “D” after her name on the ballot. VERY SAD!

  6. Gregg Trester // February 26, 2017 at 12:56 am // Reply

    This makes me proud to live in Texas!

  7. This is the way it should be for public officials. None of them are above the law. You cannot be charged with upholding and enforcing the law only to break yourself the laws you don’t like. I say press forward and don’t hesitate to make an example out of whoever so desperately needs it.

  8. Freddie Arthur Hisle // February 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm // Reply

    A governor with backbone to standup to the lying communist demonrat thugs.

  9. TONYA PARNELL // February 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm // Reply


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