Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott called into the Newsmax host Steve Malzberg show to discuss sanctuary cities plaguing certain counties in his great state. He said he would sign legislation that could put Sheriffs of sanctuary cities in jail.
Illegal immigration has been one of the fundamental issues facing our American society in recent years, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott is fed up with it.
Steve Malzberg: “I know you brought up the possibility of jailing such Sheriffs recently.”
Greg Abbott: “We have. It’s a two-step process. One, as Governor I could unilaterally use my office to take funds away from Travis County that had been previously granted to them under Governor’s grants for criminal justice reasons and we have defunded them to the tune of $1.5 million.
In addition to that, we have been pushing a piece of legislation in Texas that is going to pass that I will be signing into law that imposes even sterner penalties on counties. Uh it will include things such as further defunding them and it could impose jail time for the Sheriffs to enforce the laws. Oddly enough these Sheriffs could wind up behind the very bars they are releasing these very criminals from.”
Abbott’s home state of Texas is ground zero for the epidemic of illegal immigration into this nation. Sharing an enormous border with Mexico, the Lone Star State is prime real estate for nefarious evil doers from south of the border to enter America, bringing with them drugs and violence on an unparalleled scale.
While many in Texas are aware of the constant threats posed by an open border with our southern neighbor, who themselves are oppressed by unbelievably brutal drug wars and cartel kingpins, there are some globalist holdouts in the state. So-called “sanctuary cities” are popping up in Texas, as they are in the rest of the nation.
President Trump targeted sanctuary cities in his campaign promises during the election, and it was one of the first executive orders he made once in office. Many cities have pushed back, including Los Angeles, while some faith leaders are organizing to help illegal aliens escape federal law enforcement.