TX Gov. Abbott signs bill banning sanctuary cities

Rational Americans understand the danger posed by sanctuary cities, which thwart federal immigration law, releasing arrested illegal alien criminals back onto our streets. The issue gained notoriety following the horrific murder of San Francisco resident Kate Steinle, strolling along the pier with her father and gunned down by a repeatedly arrested and deported illegal alien felon who had just been released from jail. Her tragedy — one of countless such deaths — where the perpetrators are given cover by sanctuary cities — highlights the need to rein in these disastrous policies.

Closer to home was the cold blooded murder of Grant Ronnebeck, a 21-year-old Mesa convenience store clerk killed by a Mexican illegal repeat offender, facing deportation but released on bond. Ronnebeck was killed for counting the money before handing the impatient illegal alien the cigarettes he was purchasing.

On Sunday Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed a state law which imposes stiff penalties and hefty fines on elected or appointed officials who fail to comply with the provisions included in Senate Bill 4.

Gov. Greg Abbott should stand on solid legal ground. He was previously the longest-serving Attorney General of Texas, served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County. With her own interesting bio — holding two Master’s Degrees and a Bachelor’s, Cecilia Abbott, has made Texas history as the first Hispanic First Lady of the state.

The Texas measure comes as President Donald Trump has prioritized combating illegal immigration. Texas, which has an estimated 1.5 million illegal immigrants and the longest border with Mexico of any U.S. state, has been at the forefront of the immigration debate.

“As governor, my top priority is public safety, and this bill furthers that objective by keeping dangerous criminals off our streets,” Gov. Abbott said in a statement after signing the bill into law. It will take effect on Sept. 1.

This Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report published on March 20, 2017 details a portion of what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been dealing with regarding “Detainers that were declined.” Another tricky description is “Non-cooperative jurisdictions.”

Gov. Abbott stands in stark contrast to the repugnant policies of California Gov. Jerry Brown, a left-wing Democrat.

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5 Responses to TX Gov. Abbott signs bill banning sanctuary cities

  1. Ellsworth says:

    Gov. Abbott, tho wheelchair bound, stands tall with the signing of this much needed bill into law. His actions make all conservatives proud and should strike fear in the hearts of the open border RINOs and Liberals. Are you paying attention, Jeff Flake??

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    In another story today, the State of California will allow communists to hold state government jobs.
    The closet door has been totally flung open in CA.
    ( the abbreviation for California is CA—-
    CA is, in the medical world, the abbreviation for Cancer—think about it)

    Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway was ready to kick some a$$ at the D.C. airport when she was verbally harassed by a male. The Secret Service physically prevented her from going after the creep.
    Don’t be messin’ with a Jersey girl from an Irish family.

    • Enuff says:

      Sanctuary Cites provide havens for harboring known criminals who compound their lawlessness by being in our country illegally. Who would choose to live in such environments or raise their children there? Liberal Democrats, that’s who. They don’t speak for the rest of us, who believe in the Rule of Law.

      California Jerry Brown is OK with Commies in state government, because he likely is one himself. What values do liberals have? Do they honor our Constitution and Bill of Rights? If not, they’re free to go to any repressive nation on the face of the globe. There are plenty to choose from.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Governor Greg Abbott is exactly what this country needs (more of). The bill he signed is excellent. Saw him on Fox yesterday and he mentioned Kate Steinle and how it shouldn’t have happened.

    He has a terrific background and thanks to SRAZ, the information about his wife is all news to me. Great couple. TX is lucky to have a governor with guts.

    • Villanova says:

      With his extensive legal background Gov. Abbott is more well versed in the law than anyone I can think of. He should be on Pres. Trump’s short list for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84 years old. Her clerks are obviously doing her job, but she will have to be carried out in a box since it’s unlikely such a committed liberal would retire with Trump in the White House. She was probably thinking Hillary would appoint her replacement. Bad call, Ruthie!