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.

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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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