Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is demanding a county sheriff back off her policy giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants, or else face losing state funds.
Abbott told Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez in a letter dated Monday that she is effectively playing “Russian roulette” with her county’s safety. Travis County is a historically Democratic county, which is home to Austin and the University of Texas.
Sheriff Hernandez ran for office vowing to protect illegal immigrants in Travis County. On Friday she announced that Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) employees will not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers, unless for the most serious of criminals. She also added that TCSO employees will not be allowed inquire in jail or on patrol about a person’s immigration status. This policy would be effective Feb. 1.
Gov. Abbott tweeted that day that “the Governor’s Office will cut funding for Travis County adopting sanctuary policies. Stiffer penalties coming.” In his letter Monday the Republican governor justified this threat by saying that Hernandez had taken an oath to upload the laws of the United States and that Sheriff Hernandez’s outlined policy “betrays” her oath.
Not so! Their 'pay' would be their food and lodging, as well as clothing. NO MONEY! Even of you 'taxed' them on the value of the above, it would not equal the 'standard deduction'.
They used to be made to work and were paid something like 6 cents an hour toward their commissary.
Then a bunch of them sued and the Courts ruled it was "unconstitutional" as cruel and inhuman punishment."
That's a myass moment.
Thanks, Ruth! That was a great line!
Now's the time to bring respect for the law back, even if, for some, it's done kicking and screaming (or possible jailed !)
So one can only assume, that the federal government could, or will lawfully hold back federal tax dollars that would normally and regularly go to the state and the university, Just as will take place with all sanctuary cities in America.
I didn't know that Chris Farley had a sister?
Does she tell jokes in addition to being a sheriff?
Oh, that's right. She thinks the law is a joke...
A no-law and order sheriff
Good county in Texas to not live in
Doesn't it make you feel warm, fuzzy and safe?
LOL! Gov. Abbott was on FOX and Friends this morning and said he would remove that sheriff from office if necessary.