Texas Just FLIPPED THE BIRD To Obama… Check Out What They’re Doing To Illegal Aliens

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Texas is making good on its pledge to cut back funding on sanctuary cities. Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez announced last week she’s scaling back the amount of aid her department provides federal immigration agents in detaining suspects who might be in the country illegally, according to the Austin American-Statesman. In return, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has stated if she makes good on this arrangement, she can expect cuts in her own funding for the county.

Sheriff Sally Hernandez of Travis County, Texas

Beginning on February 1st,  sheriff’s officials in Travis County will only honor immigration holds or “detainers” placed by federal authorities when a suspect is booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and “continuous smuggling of persons” charges. Otherwise, federal agents must have a court order or arrest warrant signed by a judge in order for the jail to continue to hold a person for their immigration status.

Newly elected Sheriff Hernandez states –

The public must be confident that local law enforcement is focused on local public safety, not on federal immigration enforcement. Our jail cannot be perceived as a holding tank for ICE or that Travis County deputies are ICE officers.”

This announcement follows the news that Texas Republicans are gearing up for a new battle against these so-called sanctuary cities.

Gov. Abbott responded to the sheriff’s announcement with a tweet stating his office’s intentions to cut funding for Travis County adopting sanctuary policies. His warning stating that “stiffer penalties coming.”

Gov. Abbot has pushed this issue of Sanctuary cities to the forefront of his 2017 agenda, pledging to crack down with a “ban” on cities and local governments that are perceived as protecting people that are in the country illegally, along with proposed sanctions such as cuts in state funding. Critics claim it could lead to racial profiling.

Travis County stands to lose up to $1.8 million in grants for their refusal to comply with federal immigration laws. The Travis County sheriff’s office has a $169 million budget, according to the county’s budget website. The $1.8 million would represent 1 percent of that budget.

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