Texas governor signing law to jail sanctuary sheriffs who refuse to enforce law

Texas governor signing law to jail sanctuary sheriffs who refuse to enforce law
Texas Governor Greg Abbott. (Image: Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner via Fox News Latino)

[Governor of Texas Gregg Abbott] informed sheriffs of so-called sanctuary cities that they will be arrested if they don’t comply with America’s laws.

So, any sanctuary in Texas will be reserved for CITIZENS.

Cristina Laila reports on an interview the governor had on the Steve Malzberg show:

[During the show] Steve Malzberg: “I know you brought up the possibility of jailing such Sheriffs recently.”

Gregg Abbott: “We have. It’s a two-step process.

One, as Governor I could unilaterally use my office to take funds away from Travis County that had been previously granted to them under Governor’s grants for criminal justice reasons and we have defunded them to the tune of $1.5 million.

In addition to that, we have been pushing a piece of legislation in Texas that is going to pass that I will be signing into law that imposes even sterner penalties on counties. Uh it will include things such as further defunding them and it could impose jail time for the sheriffs to enforce the laws.

Oddly enough these sheriffs could wind up behind the very bars they are releasing these very criminals from.”

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