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Texas governor threatens defiant sheriff's job and funds after she pledges to uphold sanctuary protections

Texas governor threatens defiant sheriff's job and funds after she pledges to uphold sanctuary protections

When the new sheriff in the liberal Texan enclave of Travis County vowed last week that her county would become an immigration sanctuary, with its officers refusing to help enforce federal immigration laws, the state’s Republican governor went on national TV to bite back.

“Completely outrageous,” Gov. Greg Abbott said on Fox News, threatening to push Sheriff Sally Hernandez out of office. It was the same day President Trump signed an executive order saying “sanctuary cities” would lose millions in federal funds if they didn’t help federal immigration agents round up those in the country illegally.

On Wednesday, Abbott stepped up the pressure,...

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