Since Signing SB 4, The Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill, Texas Governor Abbott Has Been Virtually Silent On Sanctuary Cities
By Dave Levine
Other than this report from The Daily Caller, Governor Abbott hasn’t done “boo” about Sanctuary Cities and Counties.
Here from http://ojjpac.org are the Sanctuary Cities in Texas, a list that includes the three biggest cities (Dallas, Houston and Austin):
- Austin, TX Added 2007, Sources: CRS report; ‘Freedom city’? Going beyond ‘sanctuary,’ Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrestss, By Jaweek Kaleem, LA Times, 6-19-18
- Baytown, TX (6-13-07 Local reader observation; 12-9-15 Note: The City of Baytown disputes it’s listing as a sanctuary. Status is currently under review.)
- Brownsville, TX
- Channelview, TX (6-13-07 Local reader observation)
- Denton, TX
- Dallas, TX
- Dallas Co., TX Added 8-2-16, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report; Dallas County passes resolution welcoming unauthorized immigrants, Dallas News, 2-7-17.
- El Cenizo, TX (6-13-07 Congressional Research Service)
- Ft. Worth, TX
- Houston, TX (Congressional Research Service)
- Katy, TX (Congressional Research Service)
- Laredo, TX (Entry added in 2007. Source added 7-25-15 Breitbart.com article by Brandon Darby, 7-6-15, regarding Laredo PD critical of officers calling Border Patrol. )
- Mcallen, TX
- Port Arthur, TX Added 6-13-07 Reader/resident observation.
- Rockwell, TX Added 8-22-18, Source: Victim family member testimony as to local enforcement policy.
- Travis Co., TX Added 10-13-15, Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report; and Houston Chronicle article by Mike Ward, 1-23-17
From Molly Prince at The Daily Caller on August 10, 2018:
“Sanctuary cities are banned in the state of Texas. I think Texas is either the first or maybe the only state in the United States that passed a law banning sanctuary cities,” the Texas governor replied when asked how many sanctuary cities were in Texas.
Texas passed Senate Bill 4 in November 2016, effectively banning sanctuary cities. It was signed by Abbott six months later.
Signing SB 4 was a big deal, granted. I reported on that. But Gov. Abbott hasn’t been “driving the enforcement” of SB 4 as he should. He’s been basically silent.
Abbott is running for reelection and is ahead by 20 points over the lefty Latina Lupe Valdez.