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Death of "sanctuary cities" bill: A strategic victory for Gov. Perry

Mark P. Jones

Death of "sanctuary cities" bill: A strategic victory for Gov. Perry.

House Bill 12, the "sanctuary cities" bill that would have effectively banned cities providing safe have to illegal immigrants in Texas, died in the Senate's Transportation and Homeland Security Committee in May 2011. Political science fellow Mark P. Jones explains how Gov. Rick Perry managed to promote the agenda of the conservative wing of the Republican Party without diminishing his support among Hispanics. Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/1ShMAux