Recent Immigration Scandals Put ‘sanctuary Cities' Ban Back in Spotlight

AUSTIN — Republican state lawmakers have seized on two high-profile immigration incidents to tout the need for Texas' recently approved "sanctuary cities" ban.Ten immigrants died in San Antonio over the weekend in a human smuggling attempt out of a tractor trailer that witnesses say carried up to 200 people attempting to enter the country. Last week, the Travis County Sheriff's Office, which became a lightning rod for the sanctuary cities debate, released a known gang member despite a request by federal immigration authorities to hold him.  Continue reading...

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