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Texas governor signs bill targeting sanctuary cities

Sunday Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill prohibiting the state’s cities and counties from enacting so-called “sanctuary” laws that prevent local law enforcement officers from inquiring about the immigration status of anyone they detain. Continue reading →

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens to oust officials who promote sanctuary cities

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to pursue legislation to “remove from office” any official who promotes sanctuary cities — potentially raising the stakes for local sheriffs and mayors who defy federal law. The proposal also could set up a legal showdown between local and state officials in the Lone Star State.

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