Texas Governor Greg Abbott is demanding that Texas sheriffs comply with the Trump administration and ICE enforcement officers — and he’s willing to put the threats into law.
This development comes after Travis County Sherriff Sally Hernandez announced that her county would not drop their sanctuary status. In a press release, they claimed that their position is “completely legal,” but Abbott clearly disagrees.
Now, he’s signaling his intent to sign legislation that would jail Hernandez and other sheriffs who fail to comply with federal immigration enforcement.
Watch him talk about his plans to stop Texas sanctuary cities in the video below: