Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Governor Abbott Banning Sanctuary Cities in Texas

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WASHINGTON, November 29, 2016 | Elizabeth Peace (202-695-4612) | comments

Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott pledged to ban sanctuary cities in Texas.

Governor Abbott’s crackdown will cut state funding to cities, such as Austin, that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws and shelter criminal illegal immigrants from deportation.

“I’m glad to see Governor Abbott’s commitment to the safety of Texans,” Congressman Blake Farenthold said. “Sanctuary cities endanger American lives by adopting policies that defy federal law and allow criminal illegal immigrants to roam free. I think we can all agree that someone who commits crimes, like rape and murder, should not be freely walking the streets. I have voted for, and will continue to support, federal legislation to defund sanctuary cities.”



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