Texas gover­nor bans sanc­tu­ary cities

New Straits Times - - World -

WASH­ING­TON: The Repub­li­can gover­nor of Texas signed a con­tro­ver­sial bill into law on Sun­day ban­ning so-called sanc­tu­ary cities and en­abling po­lice of­fi­cers to ask the im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus of any­one they detain. Greg Ab­bott took the un­usual step of sign­ing the leg­is­la­tion, which threat­ens sher­iffs with ar­rest if they refuse to co­op­er­ate with fed­eral au­thor­i­ties. “Citizens ex­pect law en­force­ment of­fi­cers to en­force the law,”,” he said. “Tex­ans ex­pect us to keep them safe and that is ex­actly what we are go­ing to do.”

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