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Sanctuary Cities

AG Pax­ton Leads 18-State Brief Sup­port­ing Trump Admin­is­tra­tion Law­suit Against Cal­i­for­nia to Uphold Immi­gra­tion Law and Pro­tect Pub­lic Safety

“Dangerous sanctuary policies like California's undermine the rule of law and endanger good law enforcement officers and the communities that need their protection the most,” Attorney General Paxton said. “It is incomprehensible that California finds criminal illegal aliens dangerous enough to detain, but then insists on releasing them back into the community to offend again instead of turning them over to federal immigration authorities for removal. If California prefers different immigration policies, it is free to take them up with the appropriate authority – Congress.”

March 26, 2018

AG Pax­ton Files Brief in Sup­port of Indi­ana’s Sanc­tu­ary Cities Law

“The settlement between Marion County and the ACLU is an attempt to get around a state law they don't agree with,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The policy agreed to by the county obstructs the federal government's ability to enforce the nation's immigration laws, and it puts the safety of police officers and the public at risk. Indiana's sanctuary cities law should be fully enforced.”

March 16, 2018

AG Pax­ton Prais­es 5th Cir­cuit Rul­ing to Uphold Texas’ Sanc­tu­ary Cities Law

“I'm pleased the 5th Circuit recognized that Senate Bill 4 is lawful, constitutional and protects the safety of law enforcement officers and all Texans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Enforcing immigration law prevents the release of individuals from custody who have been charged with serious crimes. Dangerous criminals shouldn't be allowed back into our communities to possibly commit more crimes.”

March 13, 2018