We must be clear. “Sanctuary cities” are nothing more than vehicles for promoting illegal immigration. In establishing them, local officials act in rebellion against legitimate federal laws and their enforcement.
It is almost inconceivable that local law enforcement authorities would obstruct federal officers in removing from their communities those who broke the law to get there. Yet that is just what we are seeing, not surprisingly in some of the most liberal cities of America.
But perhaps not for long, at least in Texas. The legislature there just passed a law jailing sanctuary sheriffs who obstruct federal law enforcement. And the governor is expected to sign the measure.
Texas is looking better all the time. The passage of the law targeting “sanctuary sheriffs” is designed to put an end to this nonsense of local law enforcement acting to shield illegal aliens from federal authorities.
House Administration Committee Chairman Charlie Geren explains: “The purpose of this legislation is to protect Texans from criminals who are here illegally. We are trying to make sure those bad actors are detained until we can determine their status. This bill will not affect law abiding citizens, only those that are in trouble with the police.”
In other words, those who are citizens of the U.S. as well as aliens who are here legally have nothing to worry about, as it should be. “Texas Governor Greg Abbott has steadfastly said that he would sign the bill and has pushed for its passage. It would go into effect on September 1.”
Not surprisingly, the “sanctuary sheriffs” and their supporters are outraged.