The Gauntlet HAS been dropped. Things are heating up! (And he’s just getting STARTED!)
Travis County, Texas, has made a point of being a ‘Sanctuary’ county.
The Governor says ‘No Mas’.
That defiance of the law is coming with a price.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cut off state funds to a county that provides sanctuary to illegal immigrants Wednesday, following through on an earlier pledge to punish such sanctuary cities and localities.
Travis County will no longer have access to $1.8 million in state criminal justice grants, Abbott announced in a letter to county officials, because of a new sanctuary policy implemented by the county sheriff. The policy at issue instructs staff at the sheriff’s department to release illegal immigrants booked in the local jail rather than assist the federal government in deporting them, unless they have been charged with murder, aggravated sexual assault, or human smuggling.
…“Elected officials don’t get to pick and choose which laws they obey,” he said. “To protect Texans from deadly danger, we must insist that laws be followed.”
Here’s his tweet:
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 1, 2017
This is going to get good.