Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made no secret of his stance on illegal immigration or the cities that choose to shield illegals from deportation. On Sunday, Abbott turned talk into action by signing a new piece of legislation that will effectively ban sanctuary cities from the Lone Star State.
“Let’s face it, the reason why so many people come to America is because we are a nation of laws and Texas is doing its part to keep it that way,” Abbott said at the signing, which was telecast on Facebook.
The law has naturally garnered outrage from immigrant-rights groups and Democrats, who insist that it will drive illegals back into the shadows and make it more difficult for police to keep local communities safe. They also predict that the law will lead to an increase in racial profiling, making Texas an inhospitable place for Hispanics, whether they’re here legally or not.
From the AP:
Reaction to the signing spread swiftly in Texas and beyond. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said millions in the nation’s second most populous state will now be subjected to racial profiling and suggested that worried Hispanic residents will now be less willing to cooperate with police investigations.
“Given the size of the state, this may well be the most costly gubernatorial signature in all of United States history,” Saenz said.
If this law is the “most costly” in American history, it shows you just how necessary Abbott’s signature really was. That just means that we have far, FAR too many people in this country that don’t belong here. We’ve apparently reached the tipping point where so many people are flagrantly breaking the law that it has become “inhumane” to even THINK about enforcing it.
The mere idea that we have hundreds of cities whose officials refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities is ghastly when you really think about it. Even more disturbingly, the courts have blocked President Trump from taking even the most reasonable measures to ensure that those cities are in compliance with federal law. It’s not like he’s threatening to go in and start deporting city councilmen and local sheriffs; he’s merely saying, “Look, if you don’t play ball, you’re on your own. Don’t come groveling for money.” But no, even that’s too much for the liberal judiciary.
Hopefully, there are a few other Republican governors willing to follow Abbott’s lead. The guy might be confined to a wheelchair, but he damn sure knows how to stand up for what’s right.