Jan 27 2017
Abbott did not provide details on how legislation would boot Sheriff Hernandez or other elected officials from office.
Abbott said the county policy would effectively ban any Travis County Sheriff's Office employee from sharing any information or cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, something he said was akin to "political Russian roulette". Monday's letter states Travis County received nearly $1.8 million from the office over the past year "based upon the commitment that federal immigration law would be enforced". In the previous fiscal year, Travis County received about $10 million in direct and pass-through funds from the federal government, according to county officials.
For less dramatic crimes punished with time in county jail, Abbott's point would stand, but it's not clear he wishes to argue in a straightforward fashion for the deportation of immigrants convicted of misdemeanors, or immigrants charged but not convicted.
"We are working on laws that will one ban sanctuary cities, remove from office any officeholder who promotes sanctuary cities, impose criminal penalties as well as financial penalties", Abbott says.
Hernandez did not respond to the letter. "They are unrelated to immigration, and none are under the management of the sheriff's office".
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The best way to get up-to-date information during this event is to "Like" MEMA on Facebook, or "Follow" us on twitter @msema. The university tweeted that the Hattiesburg campus is closed until further notice: "Students are being escorted from campus".
While illegal immigrants who get deported rarely sue, US citizens about whom ICE was mistaken can and do file lawsuits over the violation of their civil rights. Trump said he would cut federal money to those communities. "We respectfully urge you to allow the sheriff of Travis County to do her job".
When asked directly if that policy would qualify it as a "sanctuary city" in the eyes of the Texas Conservative Coalition, one of its leaders, Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, said "more and more so, yes".
A spokeswoman for Hernandez said she had no immediate comment on Abbott's letter, but in a video posted to YouTube last week, the sheriff said honoring all federal immigration detainers ties up her deputies and sows distrust between officers and county residents. Earlier this week Gov. Abbott gave her an ultimatum: reverse policy or lose governor grant funding.
On the same day President Donald Trump is expected to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities and Gov. Greg Abbott called for the ouster of public officials who support them, Hispanic Texas lawmakers called the policies nothing more than government-sanctioned racial profiling.
State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, said, "These proposals will potentially subject our local jurisdictions to huge legal liabilities and will open the door to racial profiling." Sen.
Jan 26 2017
After Backlash, USDA Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research
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Jan 26 2017
WWE Royal Rumble 2017
He's an incredible athlete and human highlight reel, which left fans wondering why they ever got rid of him in the first place. Since the "notorious one" is a villain to the WWE fans, this might save the supposed face of the company from earning boos.
Jan 26 2017
1984 tops Amazon's charts as Trump continues to lie
Challenged on whether this was the case, Conway defended her colleague saying that he was presenting the " alternative facts ". That's what's happening here", political historian Allan Lichtman added.
Jan 24 2017
Ghana Gains 2017 AFCON Quarter-Final Ticket Thanks To Gyan Goal
Uganda had the ball in Egypt's net in the 51st minute but Joseph Ochaya was offside when he finished off an in-swinging cross. In tournaments like this you need to collect points and that's what we did.
Jan 23 2017
After Standoff, Gambia Awaits Arrival Of Its New President
An online petition urged that Jammeh not be granted asylum and should instead be arrested for alleged human rights abuses. Countries that host Jammeh and his family members will not also be pressured, harrased and intimidated with sanctions.
Jan 22 2017
Chelsea look to end Costa woes against Hull, Manchester City host Tottenham
Chelsea won 3-0 in his absence at Leicester last Saturday and the old philosophy goes that you don't break up a winning team. I hope to continue in this way, to push a lot our team, my players, in every moment of the game.
Jan 22 2017
Trump blames intel community feud on 'dishonest media'
President Trump disputed a TV network's report Saturday that he said underestimated the size of the crowd at his inauguration. Trump also asserted his oft-stated belief that the United States bungled its exit from the country by not taking Iraq's oil.
Jan 21 2017
Amazon and Apple will now allow third-party audiobook sales in EU
On Thursday, the German Federal Cartel Office said it has officially closed its investigation because "there was no further reason to continue".
Jan 20 2017
Texas Anti-Abortion Law Had Intended Effect
According to the report , there were 14.6 abortions performed per 1,000 women nationwide in 2014, the latest data available. As such, it is hard to argue that increased contraception use is responsible for America's long term abortion decline.
Jan 20 2017
United States invited to Astana talks, Russian FM Lavrov says
Ahmad al-Othman from the Sultan Murad faction also told AFP that "the rebel groups have chose to go to the talks". The ceasefire excludes areas where the Islamic State operates.
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