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Abbott carries out threat to yank
state funding in ‘sanctuary’ dispute

Austin American-Statesman[TX], by Tony Plohetski

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/2/2017 7:59:19 AM

AUSTIN In a major escalation of the state’s battle against local governments refusing to comply with federal immigration laws, Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday moved to immediately carry out his promise to withhold grant money to Travis County because of a new jail policy he contends makes Texas’ capital a “sanctuary city.” “This morning, the governor’s office is canceling all currently active Travis County criminal justice grants,” Abbott spokesman John Wittman said. So far, the state has paid only about $300,000 of $1.8 million to the county, so the loss will total about $1.5 million. Sheriff Sally Hernandez said in an interview with reporters

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubby, 2/2/2017 8:07:39 AM     (No. 11138819)

Great! Now Austin should send a tax bill to all the leftists who live there and support this sanctuary nonsense for the missing $1.8 million. I´m sure all those Austin cars with obama stickers on them would have no problem paying more taxes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CNY, 2/2/2017 8:19:37 AM     (No. 11138842)

Is it against the law to refuse to comply with a law? Are individuals breaking the law if they don´t enforce a law?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/2/2017 8:25:20 AM     (No. 11138848)

Yes, #2. It´s called "nullification". Trump should arrest every sheriff, mayor, governor or any other official who refuses to enforce immigration laws. And cut off all federal funding. Hit them where it hurts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hpmatt, 2/2/2017 8:25:29 AM     (No. 11138849)

Parallel thought w/b for conservative states to assert same ´State Rights´ argument on SCOTUS Abortion & Gay marriage & Interstate Commerce ´Edicts´ for ´rights´ not outlined in US Constitution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 2/2/2017 9:13:06 AM     (No. 11138926)

Unfortunately the capital of Texas, Austin, is a liberal bastion of the State. Always has been in modern times. Good move on the Governors part.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dadofboys, 2/2/2017 9:26:36 AM     (No. 11138961)

Watch out for the indictment for something totally bs from the Travis county DA

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/2/2017 10:41:44 AM     (No. 11139078)

Make Sanctuary Locations financially responsible for crimes committed by released illegals.

Then watch the Democrat Trial Lawyers devour their own.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 2/2/2017 11:06:57 AM     (No. 11139113)

Louisiana lost federal highway funding for years due to it´s refusal to adopt the 21 year old drinking age. Nixon used funding to force the 55 MPH speed limit.

The state or feds can impose whatever strings they wish to money they provide. That is how the federal government forces its way into school lunches, etc.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mabelkitty, 2/2/2017 11:12:40 AM     (No. 11139119)

All the newly unemployed and cancelled contracts will have an effect.

This is how it works.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 2/2/2017 11:28:12 AM     (No. 11139150)

R: #8

It was Jimmy Carter (a democrat ) that forced the 55 mph laws on the United States.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/2/2017 12:37:48 PM     (No. 11139267)

One aspect of the Chicago Way arrives in Texas.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: shamrock, 2/2/2017 3:11:16 PM     (No. 11139470)

#8, it was Jimmy Carter that gave us the 55 mph. Nixon gave us the epa.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: novakid, 2/2/2017 3:12:57 PM     (No. 11139471)

Gee, Wally, you mean that ACTIONS can have consequences, even for politicians?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/3/2017 1:28:19 AM     (No. 11140154)

Her is a list of those that supported Sheriff Sally Hernandez in her bid to become sheriff. Hernandez received the following endorsements in 2016:

Sheriff Lupe Valdez
Annie´s List
AFSCME Local 1624
Austin Bar Association’s “Best Qualified Sheriff Candidate”
Austin Young Democrats
Black Austin Democrats
Central Austin Democrats
Central Labor Council
Hispanic Bar Association of Austin (HBAA)
North by Northwest Democrats
Stonewall Democrats of Austin

When Sheriff Hernandez was sworn in she must have had her fingers crossed when they came to the part about "defending the Constitution of the United States of American". It is very obvious from her list of supporters why this sheriff supports Austin´s "sanctuary city" status.


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