Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul Statement on Texas Banning Sanctuary Cities

May 8, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) released the following statement in response to the passage of Texas Senate Bill 4 into law, which bans sanctuary cities in the Lone Star State.

Congressman McCaul: “We are a nation of laws and Texas showed the country this weekend that they want to keep it that way.  As a fourth generation Texan, a former federal prosecutor, and the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, I applaud the great work of the Texas legislature and Governor Abbott on the passage of Senate Bill 4 into law, which bans sanctuary cities in the Lone Star State.  Sanctuary cities flout our nation’s immigration laws by harboring illegal immigrants who have committed dangerous crimes.  Elected officials do not get to choose which laws to obey. Rather, it is their duty to enforce them and it is the federal government’s responsibility to secure the border and write the immigration laws.  Local officials who support sanctuary cities place our citizens in harm’s way.  I am proud to represent a state that both values the rule of law and prioritizes the safety and security of its citizens.”

Congressman Michael McCaul has represented the 10th District of Texas since 2005. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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