What the Passage of ‘sanctuary Cities' Bill Says About the State of Texas Politics

AUSTIN -- When Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state’s new ban on “sanctuary cities” last month, it was the culmination of years of work and false starts for Republican lawmakers who have made cracking down on illegal immigration a top priority.The idea was beaten back twice by a coalition of Democrats, business leaders and business-oriented Republicans.But this year, both chambers approved the sanctuary cities ban by the end of April, and Abbott signed it into law a month before the legislative session ended.  Continue reading...

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