Check and mate. Your move Sheriff Sally Hernandez!
The Texas House passed legislation Thursday to impose harsher penalties on “sanctuary” cities that try to protect illegal immigrants.
After a 16-hour debate, the Republican-controlled legislature approved a ban on “sanctuary cities” just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, allowing Texas to withhold funding from county or local governments that do not fully comply with immigration law.
Texas can now also criminally charge police chiefs and other city officials, as well as remove them from office, should they not help enforce immigration law.
…The bill passed with an amendment from Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, that would allow local law enforcement officers to ask about a person’s immigration status during both an arrest or a lawful detention, like a routine traffic stop.
The bill now goes to a conference committee next, where Senate and House representatives will work toward a mutually agreeable bill before sending it off to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. — Washington Examiner
Did you happen to catch the bit about criminally charging police chiefs and officials who act as accessories to illegal aliens?
Is THIS the kind of bill you’d like to see become law? Would you like to see 49 other States do the same thing?
It’s off to the conference committee before landing on Gov. Abbott’s desk.