Texas Governor Just Took A HUGE Stand Against Illegals

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Recent reports indicate that Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, a Democrat, will let some illegal immigrants go in her county rather than turn them over to federal authorities, making the area in which she presides a ‘sanctuary city.’

Such irresponsible tactics helped lead to the murder of Kate Steinle, who was shot to death by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.  Not to mention other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded to Valdez’ new sanctuary policy with a letter saying such policies “will no longer be tolerated in Texas.”

Via Breitbart:

Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff Valdez after her decision to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Her announcement was reported by Breitbart Texas on October 12.

“’Sanctuary City’ policies like those promoted by your recent decision to implement your own case-by-case immigrant detention plan will no longer be tolerated in Texas,” Abbott began in his letter attached below. “Your decision to not fully honor U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) requests to detain criminal immigrants poses a serious danger to Texans. These detainers provide ICE with the critical notice and time it needs to take incarcerated immigrants into federal custody.”

“Your refusal to fully participate in a federal law enforcement program intended to keep dangerous criminals off the streets leaves the State no choice but to take whatever actions are necessary to protect our fellow Texans,” Abbott continued. “Now more than ever, it is essential that state, federal, and local law enforcement work collaboratively to protect our fellow Texans and to ensure that our laws are upheld, not disregarded.”

Governor Abbott laid out a series of actions the state would take should the sheriff continue to ignore federal immigration laws.

Abbott’s letter can be read below …

Governor Abbott’s Letter to Sheriff Lupe Valdez

Comment: Should more governors across the country enforce federal laws and fight against illegal sanctuary cities?

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