December 6, 2017
The Texas Tribune

“In 2015, Valdez got crosswise with Abbott when she announced her department would decide whether to turn over undocumented offenders to federal immigration authorities on a case-by-case basis. That move prompted Abbott to warn Valdez in a letter that Texas sheriffs who did not cooperate with federal ‘detainers’ would face losing state grant money. The debate resurfaced in 2017, and was ultimately the driving force behind the anti-“sanctuary cities” and immigration enforcement bill Abbott signed into law earlier this year.”

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