Sanctuary Cities and Texas

Sanctuary cities, Big Red Car? Pray tell?

OK, so the People’s Republic of Austin (really Travis County) has a Sheriff — Sanctuary Sally Hernandez — who took it upon herself to decide which laws and what level of cooperation with ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) she thought, in her opinion, was advisable. Criminals were being assisted in avoiding capture and deportation because she didn’t like the idea.

She got cover for this nonsense from the County Attorney, David Escamilla. He’s a good guy, but way out of his depth and lacking judgment. This decision resulted in the loss of millions of dollars of state aid for Travis County which hurt veterans programs. You know The Boss is not going to like messing with veterans, right?

County Attorney Escamilla and Sheriff Sanctuary Sally had no right to inject their vanity into veterans benefits. Shame on them.

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Texas Capitol, where they make the laws in the great State of Tejas.

I know, you think a Sheriff should enforce all the laws, right? Silly goose!

So, what happened?

The Texas Legislature (meets every two years for 140 days or until all the bars are dry) passed a law and the Governor signed it making the adoption of sanctuary city policies costly.

Greg Abbott

Here’s your sanctuary cities law, y’all. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas.

How costly, Big Red Car?

Well, dear reader, there is a $25,000 per day fine for noncompliance, for starters.

An elected official can be removed from office.

Same elected official can be sentenced to jail for up to a year.

Yeah, well, that’s costly, no?

Sanctuary cities, bottom line it, Big Red Car

Bottom line: It snows in the Panhandle but there are not going to be sanctuary city snowflakes in Texas.

On Earth as it is in Texas, y’all. An island of sanity in a world of madness.

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car, y’all and I’m lobbying for a new paint job. Help a convertible out? I want to look like this again. Please? I will beg, y’all.

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