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Monday, 20 March 2017 15:31

Austin, Texas, dominates list of jurisdictions that don't cooperate with ICE

Written by  David Freddoso

In Texas, the local justice system in Travis County — home to Austin — is mostly known for politically motivated prosecutions by its very liberal elected prosecutors. That's why Travis is where, for example, Gov.

Rick Perry faced criminal charges for threatening to veto a bill (no, really). It's also where Tom DeLay was charged with the campaign finance violations of which he was ultimately acquitted.

The Trump administration would like to put Travis on the map for another reason: As the number one sanctuary county in America, judging by an early list of cases in which local police departments refused to cooperate with immigration detainers issued by the Obama or Trump administrations to hold charged or convicted criminals for deportation.

The Trump administration released a list of 206 cases in which local authorities declined to cooperate with immigration authorities during one week — between January 28 and February 3 of this year. Travis County shows up in a surprisingly large 142 of them – 128 cases involving inmates of the Travis County Jail, and 14 more in the Travis County State Jail. (The report erroneously describes Travis as home to San Antonio on page 23). Of these, 51 had already been convicted, with the remainder being simply charged with crimes.

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Austin is actually Moscow on the prairie so why are we surprised that they would be so anti American & anti border friendly?

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George Cardin Written by George Cardin
March 21, 2017
I always thought that Texas was against sanctuary cities.
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
March 21, 2017
Texas is but the capital city of Austin is a leftist enclave, nearly comparable to NYC, Chicago, Frisco, etc. They are the festering carbuncle on the butt of Texas & have been for many years.

The police depts refused to cooperate with immigration detainers? Fire them all along with the mayor and city council and bring in the State Police.

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Track down the mayor and the city council, arrest them all, then prosecute them and lock them up forever.

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