Court Revives Possibility that Texas Sheriffs Could be Jailed for Refusing ICE Detainers

Governor Greg Abbott and Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez  Illustration via Patrick Michels/

It’s official: Texas sheriffs could risk jail time for rejecting some immigration detainers. On Monday, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling unleashed parts of the state’s “sanctuary cities ban” that a lower court had temporarily blocked last month. The appeals court revived a section of the controversial Senate Bill 4 that requires Texas jails to honor voluntary...

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