The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that Senate Bill 4, the state’s so-called sanctuary cities ban, can remain the law of the land in Texas, for now, stating that the cities that challenged the law will likely lose in their federal court suit.” Austin American-Statesman
Texas has 3,312 cities. Three – Houston, Dallas, Austin – brazenly self-identify as ‘sanctuary cities’ and one – San Antonio – says it is not but conducts law enforcement as a fourth ‘sanctuary city’ in the circle of outlaw cities.
Democrat opponents to SB4 say it separates families. Is this true? Does the arrest of dangerous criminals separate families? Yes, indeed this is true.
Reference: Texas DPS – Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data
Regardless a criminal’s national origin, whether Mexico, Guatemala, or the United States of America, criminals become separated from their families. More importantly, they become separated from society-at-large.
City or county officials who violate the above-referenced criminal statute are, by definition, criminals, regardless whether elected to offices or hired by local governments.
The nearest public offender is Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez who can be charged with a felony of the third degree under state law. Sheriff Valdez could also face federal charges for criminal violation of 8 U.S.C. 1324 – BRINGING IN AND HARBORING CERTAIN ALIENS
We expect law enforcement officials to be public defenders, not to be public offenders.
SB4 is not now nor ever was about separating families. The purpose of SB4 is to protect us, the general population, from criminal aliens.
Inflammatory rhetoric from Democrats instills fear in communities where undocumented aliens live. The end is to discredit rule-of-law Republicans, independents, and libertarians as hateful racists. Sadly, it is the Democrats who own the role of hateful racists.