There are dozens of sanctuary cities across the nation. They are the bane of this administration’s existence. This is certainly the case of Travis County, Texas. Governor Greg Abbott is having none of it, though. It seems Travis County will lose millions of dollars in state & federal funding they were meant to receive but won’t because of the county’s policies on sanctuary cities.
The new bill that would refuse to provide funding for cities that don’t comply with federal immigration authorities is S.B. 4. Which stands for Senate Bill 4. It has already passed through the Senate in Texas. The bill states,
“A local entity may not receive state grant funds if the entity adopts, enforces, or endorses a policy under which the entity prohibits or discourages the enforcement of immigration laws or, by consistent actions, prohibits or discourages the enforcement of immigration laws.”
The potential defunding is a serious issue. We aren’t talking about a few thousand dollars. This is a matter of $125 million in state and federal grants. It’s a lot of money. This was all verified by the Governor’s spokesman John Wittman who spoke to Breitbart.
The county sheriff is known by the pseudonym “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez because she refuses to comply with federal immigration authorities. Instead, she says she follows her conscious. Whatever that means. Apparently following the letter of the law doesn’t apply to her conscious.
Last August in an interview with the Texas Tribune she said,
“I just don’t think you solve the criminal justice process by deporting (illegals). We talk about being progressive. I believe we need to lead the way.”
In reality, the greatest disservice is being done to the county. The state is choosing sanctuary city status over their own citizens. They are willing to sacrifice the funding their state needs to function in order to protect people who aren’t even Americans. That makes absolutely zero sense. This is the United States of America.
Thankfully the new Trump administration has been working hard to crack down on corruption like this. Sanctuary cities will be no more by the end of these four years.
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