Texas Sheriff’s ‘Sanctuary’ City Policies For Undocumented Immigrants ‘Will No Longer Be Tolerated
IBT | October 26, 2015
The governor of Texas had a stern warning Monday for the top law enforcement official in Dallas County: Enforce the nation’s laws, or else. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, addressed Sheriff Lupe Valdez in a letter, regarding her using her own discretion — rather than following federal law — in cases involving detention of undocumented immigrants jailed on minor crimes.
“Your refusal to fully participate in a federal law enforcement program intended to keep dangerous criminals off the streets leaves the state no choice but to take whatever actions are necessary to protect our fellow Texans,” Abbott wrote, as reported by the Texas Tribune. “Policies like yours compel Texas to take action to protect Texans’ safety.”