Sanctuary City Bill


Sanctuary City Bill, House Committee Hearing

 

“I am opposed to sanctuary cities, but I still haven’t come across one that exists.”

—Rep. Rene Olivera, member of State Affairs Committee.

 


 

“Based on what I’ve read we don’t have any, so I don’t see what the big deal is. … But people perceive this is a problem. So in this context we ought to have a uniform and consistent policy.”

—Rep. Burt Solomons, House author of the sanctuary city bill.

 


 

“Texas becomes less safe when people are scared to report crimes because of possible deportation.”

—Stephanie Kolmar, staff attorney, American Gateways.

 


 

“This bill represents a violation of the will of God and therefore is immoral. Try thinking of immigrants as brothers and sisters instead of illegal aliens.”

—Sister Elizabeth Riebschlager, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio.

 


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