Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott had a bold message for cities and campuses that harbor illegal immigrants.
“Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities. I will cut funding for any state campus if it establishes sanctuary status,” he said bluntly in a tweet.
His statement was a response to heightened rallies from Texas universities that want to create sanctuary spaces on their campuses for illegal immigrants.
Sanctuary cities in Texas include Austin, Dallas and Houston, but if liberals get their way, you’ll see plenty more cities try to become a haven for illegal immigrants — cities like San Marcos, home of Texas State University, where college students are petitioning to defy the laws of the United States.
Abbott intends to make sanctuary city and sanctuary university funding cuts a high priority in 2017 when the Texas legislature convenes.
The 1.8 million illegal immigrants already residing in Texas cost the Lone Star State $12.1 billion annually in 2014, and that number increases exponentially every year. The $1.27 billion in taxes generated by illegal immigrants fall far short of their expenses. The cost of refusing to enforce our current laws when it comes to illegal immigration costs the United States an estimated $113 billion annually.
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey asked Donald Trump to also cut funding for sanctuary cities, and unlike the petition that failed last summer, the vote may go through because of the seated Republican House and Senate.
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