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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation

Tuesday, June 28, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding sanctuary city legislation:

"As the special session appears to be winding down, I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities. Working with legislative leaders last weekend, we worked to include sanctuary city legislation in Senate Bill 1. Unfortunately, SB1 Conference Committee Chairman Robert Duncan ultimately refused to allow language related to the ban of sanctuary cities into the final version of Senate Bill 1. Because of this action, the special session will not provide our peace officers with the discretion they need to adequately keep Texans safe from those that would do them harm."

 

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