There have been reports coming out of Texas that Republican lawmakers are readying themselves to oust any Sanctuary city officials who will not be complying with the federal law.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he would “hammer” local officials if they resist federal efforts to deport immigrants in the country illegally, according to the Associated Press.
Abbott is apparently betting that job loss is much more likely to catch the attention of officials in sanctuary cities and counties.
This would bring criminal charges brought against officials failing to comply.
Many of the cities that implement policies to frustrate efforts by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office are known as “sanctuary cities.”
One such city is Boston.
The Boston Police Department refused to detain 15 illegal immigrants arrested last year so that ICE officers could deport them, according to the Boston Globe.
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