Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez issued a statement on Thursday morning to again voice her disappointment in the Texas Legislature’s so-called sanctuary cities bill as it makes its way to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
“It is unfortunate that fear and misinformation enabled SB4 to pass,” Hernandez said. “It should be obvious that my implementation of a policy, meant to meet our community’s need, did not violate any law. Otherwise, the Texas Legislature wouldn’t have felt compelled to make a new one.”
“I am disappointed, because this is not in the best interest of public safety. It ties the hands of our law enforcement agency and pushes victims of crime into the shadows. While I hate seeing a state law like this come to pass, I have always followed the law and that will not change,” the sheriff said.