Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill last night that will ban cities, counties and universities from blocking the enforcement of immigration law. Abbott talked on Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” about why he signed the bill targeting “sanctuary cities” into law on Facebook Live.
“This is the 21st century. We’ve seen an evolution with regard to digital media, with the regard to the way that elected officials are communicating directly with their constituents,” Abbott said.
The governor added that there will be “many more ways in which we are communicating directly with the people who are our citizens, the people I have to answer to every single day.”
Abbott explained that a “sanctuary city” is essentially a place that refuses to follow the law. He listed Travis County as an example of an “outlaw” county because it has a policy from the sheriff that says the county will not comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. Even people who have been convicted of or are suspected of crimes such as sexual assault or armed robbery can be shielded by this sanctuary city status, Abbott explained.