Texas Senate Votes To Ban Sanctuary Cities

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Feb 08, 2017 3:10 PM
Texas Senate Votes To Ban Sanctuary Cities

The Texas Senate has voted 20-11 to ban "sanctuary cities" within the Lone Star State. Currently, the cities of Houston, Austin, and Dallas are identified as "sanctuary cities" and do not cooperate with immigration officials or prosecute people for violating immigration laws.

Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to eliminate sanctuary cities within the state.

This seems like a bit of a no-brainer. Immigration laws exist for a reason, and like other laws, should be enforced. It's not good policy to pick and choose which laws to ignore.