Texas Passes Anti-Sanctuary Bill, Criminalizes Behavior of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs Who Do Not Comply

Texas passed a law that forbids agencies of the state from acting as illegal-alien sanctuaries. The statute criminalizes behavior by police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to comply with federal immigration enforcement. It also establishes civil fines of up to $25,000 daily for towns, cities, and counties that violate the anti-sanctuary law.