Photo, above: Chris Farley in drag? Nah, that’s Sally Hernandez, Sheriff of Travis County, Texas, home to Austin, a sanctuary city that has been thumbing its nose to President Trump’s get-tough policy on illegal immigration.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is shortly signing legislation authorizing jail time to public officials who openly violate federal law by refusing to enforce it.
Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez has blatantly refused to cooperate with ICE and other federal authorities trying to do their jobs, apprehending and deporting illegal immigrants.
So, in retribution ICE is upping its game in Austin, increasing its presence and activity apprehending and deporting illegals. Thus, this sanctuary policy is blowing up in Sheriff Hernandez’s face like prank cigar.
ICE: ‘You won’t turn over ten illegals in your jail to us? No problem, we will allocate additional resources to our activity in Austin and apprehend five times that amount without your help.’
From Yahoo News
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deliberately targeted Austin, Texas after talks between the agency’s officials and local authorities went awry, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin said during a public court session Tuesday. Immigration officials reported at least 50 people were arrested in Austin – typically described as a sanctuary city for its welcoming stance on immigration – early last month after a federal crackdown began following President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The raids began after Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez met with an ICE field office director to discuss the federal government’s new immigration guidelines under Trump.
Instead of working with federal agencies to comply with an increase in immigrant detentions and deportations nationwide, Hernandez created a policy limiting the cooperation between local law enforcement and immigration officials.