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Wed Aug 31, 2016, 06:26 AM

Austin Poised to Become First "Sanctuary City" In Texas

Conservatives already love to bash Austin — that bag-ban loving, Uber-hating, Democrat-electing enclave in the center of the most Republican mega state in the country.

Now the Texas capital city is poised to get the biggest target yet on its back: it is likely to become the first true “sanctuary city” in GOP-ruled Texas.

In a move that would defy not just Republican orthodoxy but also the Obama administration’s policy on deporting criminal immigrants, the county where Austin sits is on the verge of ending cooperation with the federal government on immigration matters.

That’s because the Democratic candidate for Travis County sheriff, Constable Sally Hernandez, has promised to get U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, out of the county jail. More specifically, she says she won’t hold inmates for ICE when the federal agency seeks to remove them from the country.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2016/08/31/austin-poised-become-first-sanctuary-city-texas/

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Wed Aug 31, 2016, 07:22 AM

1. Good for Austin

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Wed Aug 31, 2016, 07:42 AM

2. As someone who once lived in Texas for almost 18 years,

and my husband has a post grad at UT, I say "Hook 'em" Go Austin!

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