Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to pursue legislation to “remove from office” any official who promotes sanctuary cities — potentially raising the stakes for local sheriffs and mayors who defy federal law.
The proposal also could set up a legal showdown between local and state officials in the Lone Star State.
Abbott announced the legislation in an interview Wednesday with “Fox & Friends,” saying he and fellow Republicans in the Texas legislature are working to ban sanctuary cities and impose financial and criminal penalties on officials who fail to comply.
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