Ask A Legislator: What Is a Sanctuary City?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared sanctuary cities an emergency item for the 82nd Legislature, exempting the issue from a 60-day wait normally required to vote on legislation. But what exactly is a sanctuary city, and why is this topic so important? Our interns travel to the Capitol to find out.

Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Content Manager, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She left the Observer in 2017.

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