There is a new bill being introduced in Texas that is amazingly tough on Sanctuary Cities. Not only from a financial perspective, but from a penal perspective as well.
The bill banning so called ‘Sanctuary Cities in Texas also calls for potential jail time for sheriffs, mayors, and university presidents for allowing their communities, jails, or campuses to bypass federal immigration laws, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Yes, you read that correctly. The new bill would essentially make any government official or university president liable criminally if they don’t comply with Federal immigration laws. It continues.
The bill already called for stripping all state funding away from any ‘Sanctuary’ communities, and allowed civil lawsuits to be filed against local officials in cases where an individual becomes a victim of a crime committed by an illegal immigrant who was released from a local jail despite being wanted by federal immigration authorities for possible deportation.
It also potentially allows the state to remove elected local officials who fail to follow the law.
What an amazing provision. You don’t comply the State will remove you from office and then throw your ass in jail. That’s called the “rule of law.”
Now the bill goes to the Texas House, where political strategist Harold Cook tells 1200 WOAI news there is not nearly as strong support.
Hopefully, the bill passes and other States look to adopt similar bills with similar language.