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Sunday, 30 April 2017

TEXAS XÓA BỎ CÁC SÀO HUYỆT BẢO VỆ DI DÂN BẤT HỢP PHÁP./-TCL

Texas Senate approves measure to cut funds for sanctuary cities 

 AUSTIN — Texas governmental agencies that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws would lose millions in state grant funds and face thousands in fines under a bill the Texas Senate approved on a preliminary vote Tuesday. Senate Bill 4, aims to ban sanctuary cities, generally defined as any local government that prohibits police from enforcing federal immigration laws. It's a key priority of Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been in a standoff with Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez over her decision not to detain all unauthorized immigrants in her jail for federal authorities. Abbott and other supporters of the ban worry that if police allow criminal immigrants to go free, they may commit crimes. 
"What's at stake here is the rule of law," said Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, the bill's author. "What's at stake is inconsistently applying laws across this country as well as this state."
The governor hailed the Senate vote as a step toward keeping "dangerous criminals off of our streets."
"As Governor, I will not tolerate sanctuary city policies that put the citizens of Texas at risk," Abbott said in a written statement. "Elected officials do not get to pick and choose which laws they will obey."
Opponents, including many law enforcement leaders and business interests, are concerned the measure will hurt the economy and amplify fear in immigrants — both those in the country legally and illegally — hurting relations with local police and making communities less safe. Critics also fear the measure will promote racial profiling among officers who want to avoid being accused of failing to enforce federal immigration laws.
"When people go from a broken taillight to a broken family to broken trust in the system, that is real," said Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston.
Police chiefs in some of Texas' largest cities, including Houston, San Antonio and Austin, have opposed the legislation. And on Tuesday, the Dallas County Commissioners Court passed a resolution declaring the county a welcoming community for immigrants, including unauthorized ones, essentially thumbing their noses at anti-sanctuary efforts. The resolution called on local law enforcement agencies to "end nonessential collaborations with Immigration and Customs Enforcement."The vote in the Republican-dominated Senate, though, was practically preordained. The chamber approved a similar measure in 2015, though it failed to pass in the House. Following about six hours of debate the measure passed the Senate on a party-line preliminary vote, as expected, 20-11. A final Senate vote is expected on Wednesday.Prospects for the bill's passage in the House this year are improved compared to two years ago. The Senate's early action, and the push from the governor, could provide momentum. But opponents, including some business interests, will target their efforts to at least rein in the measure in the lower chamber.Under the bill, local governments would lose state grant funding and face steep fines if they adopt policies that prevent local officers from enforcing immigration laws. They would also be punished for failing to honor all detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Detainers are nonbinding requests to keep suspected unauthorized immigrants in jail after their release date so that federal officials can ascertain whether the person should be deported. The bill would apply major fines to agencies that adopt sanctuary policies. An initial violation would bring a fine of up to $1,500. For each continuing day the offending policy is in place, the agency could be fined up to $25,500 per day. Law enforcement agencies could also face civil suits from crime victims if they are hurt by an individual who was released by police despite the existence of an immigration detainer.Upping the ante for police leaders who adopt sanctuary policies, the bill would also make sheriffs and police chiefs subject to a Class A misdemeanor for doing so. That could mean a fine of up to $4,000 and a year in jail if the district attorney presses charges.If it becomes law, cities and counties that adopt sanctuary policies could face a double-whammy from Texas and the Trump administration. The president signed an executive order that would also rescind federal grants to sanctuary jurisdictions.Initially, Perry's bill punished local governments only by taking grant funds from sanctuary jurisdictions. Republican supporters of the measure had been looking for harsher sanctions on offending jurisdictions, because the state doesn't give counties much moneyAbbott cut nearly $2 million in funding to Travis County as punishment for Hernandez's sanctuary policy, though none of those slashed funds affected her department. But Abbott said cutting grant funds wasn't enough.Abbott: "We're working on legislation that will pose real penalties - fines, potential jail time, for sheriffs who do not follow the law."The governor wants legislation that would impose fines and criminal charges against public officers who promote sanctuary policies, and he even threatened to kick them out of office./-

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