Anti-’sanc­tu­ary’ bill calls for jail for of­fi­cials who dis­obey

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AUSTIN | A tough anti-“sanc­tu­ary cities” bill that threat­ens to throw county sher­iffs and small-town con­sta­bles in jail if they refuse to help en­force fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion law looks to be on the fast-track to­ward pas­sage in the state’s Repub­li­can-con­trolled Leg­is­la­ture.

The pro­posal cleared a House com­mit­tee 7-5 with­out de­bate Wed­nes­day, set­ting up a floor vote.

Un­touched was a hotly de­bated pro­vi­sion al­low­ing for crim­i­nal charges against city or county of­fi­cials who in­ten­tion­ally refuse to com­ply with fed­eral au­thor­i­ties’ at­tempt to de­port peo­ple in the coun­try il­le­gally.

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