President Donald Trump is obviously not your ordinary Republican.
He has kicked the foundation on both sides of the walkway since he initially reported he was running for president.
But there is one area where Trump has consistently agreed with the Republican mainstream.
Last year’s Republican presidential candidates all agreed that sanctuary cities were wrong.
They did, of course, have very different plans for how to deal with them.
Now that President Trump is in office, mayors and law enforcement officers in several sanctuary cities throughout the country have been talking tough.
One Texas sheriff is putting her governor and President Trump to the test to see if they will follow through on their threats to bring an end to sanctuary cities.
Right Wing News reported that Sheriff Sally Hernandez of Travis County, which includes the capitol of Austin, Texas, is determined to keep her community a sanctuary city.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott “has bluntly stated that if she continues to defy the rule of law, he will cut off millions of dollars to the county.”
Abbott “made abolishing sanctuary jurisdictions in Texas an emergency item for this year’s legislative session and a bill is speeding through that would enforce that move.”
If neither Abbott nor Hernandez budget, Austin “could lose $125 million in state and federal grants.”
The governor’s office is reportedly evaluating how much of that can be legally removed under current state law as well as under the pending bill.
According to The Conservative Tribune, state legislation SB4 which has already based in the Texas Senate, “contains provisions to cut funding from any ‘local entity’ refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.”
It further states that “a local entity may not receive state grant funds if the entity adopts, enforces, or endorses a policy under which the entity prohibits or discourages the enforcement of immigration laws or, by consistent actions, prohibits or discourages the enforcement of immigration laws.”
Abbott is sworn to uphold the laws of her community, the State of Texas and the United States. If she refuses to do her job, her community will, unfortunately, be the one to pay the price.