Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Filing of Sanctuary Cities Senate Bill


AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the pre-filing of Senate Bill 4 (SB4 – Sanctuary Cities) by Senator Charles Perry for the 85th Legislative Session. Lower bill numbers (1-30) are given to bills that reflect the top priorities of the lieutenant governor:

“I applaud Sen. Perry for taking such quick action in filing legislation to prohibit sanctuary cities in Texas. This legislation is key to keeping our border secure. Cities that decide to act as safe havens for illegal immigrants are not only breaking federal immigration laws, they are also creating a magnet for illegal immigration. I am committed to ending sanctuary cities once and for all in Texas and passing SB4 will be a top priority in the 2017 Legislative Session.”