Sheriffs Who Want Sanctuary Cities “Need to Quit Their Jobs”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) crackdown on sanctuary cities is a strong move in helping correct the nation’s illegal immigration problem, one he has already implemented on the state level in Texas.
“This is huge and this is a very important step by the US Department of Justice and it is exactly what I did as governor of the state of Texas last month when I defunded Travis County, where the city of Austin is located,” Gov. Abbott (R), said.
The Governor “defunded” the county in the amount of $1.5-M.
“The reason why is . . . the sheriff refused to honor ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer requests and instead released back out onto the streets very dangerous criminals.
“Criminals who had been arrested for sexual assault, including sexual assault of a minor, compromising the safety of our fellow Texans. Let me tell you something. If a sheriff refuses to enforce the laws . . . they need to quit their job. If they don’t want to enforce the law, they should not be in law enforcement.”