THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT MUST BE DONE, THOSE WHO ‘SERVE THE PUBLIC’ MUST BE HELD TO A HIGH STANDARD OF ACCOUNT THAN ANYONE ELSE. IF THEY VIOLATE THE LAW THEY MUST BE PUNISHED AS ANYONE ELSE WOULD BE.
According to reports, Republican Lawmakers in Texas are getting ready to oust Sanctuary City officials who do not comply with federal law.
While Boston and other liberal cities revolt over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city policy, Texas is getting ready to oust officials who refuse to comply with 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.
Texas Republican lawmakers are readying a bill that would allow for criminal charges against city or county officials who intentionally don’t comply. Any county elected official, such as a sheriff, would face immediate removal from office if convicted of official misconduct, AP reported.
The Texas bill is the latest sign some states are ready to comply with President Trump’s executive orders on illegal immigration. Trump also plans to enforce existing laws that should give him plenty of tools to pressure local officials who refuse to detain illegal immigrants.
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.
The law is known as the Trust Act. Boston police only turn illegal immigrants into the ICE if they are already wanted for a crime, the Globe reports.
Trump’s executive order will also withhold some federal funds, if that action does not impede law enforcement. And the Trump administration will begin compiling statistics on illegal immigration and sanctuary actions that until now were not required. READ MORE