Texas Gov Greg Abbott Slams Sanctuary Cities For ‘Insanity’

Molly Prince | Politics Reporter

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas didn’t hold back Friday as he condemned sanctuary cities for their dangerous refusal to follow federal immigration laws.

While on “Fox & Friends,” the Texas governor reacted to the recent bombshell that a previously deported illegal alien, who is in prison for raping a child after the city of Philadelphia ignored the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request, pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the United States.

“What’s going on in Philadelphia is like an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story where its topsy-turvy where the mayor is blaming ICE or the federal government for trying to enforce the laws for being the cause of this rape,” Abbott said. “That is insanity!”

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“It is these sanctuary city policies that both attract and allow in people who commit these heinous crimes — just exactly what happened to Kate Steinle in San Francisco — what happened in Philadelphia is not the only story like this,” Abbott continued.

Texas has been on the forefront of the fight against sanctuary cities, a matter which Abbott has been vocal about. (RELATED: GOP Senator To Propose Bill Subverting Illegal Aliens From Fleeing Into The U.S.)

“Sanctuary cities are banned in the state of Texas. I think Texas is either the first or maybe the only state in the United States that passed a law banning sanctuary cities,” the Texas governor replied when asked how many sanctuary cities were in Texas.

Texas passed Senate Bill 4 in November 2016, effectively banning sanctuary cities. It was signed by Abbott six months later.

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