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The demise of "sanctuary cities" legislation

Mark P. Jones

| Texas
The demise of "sanctuary cities" legislation.

The Texas Legislature did not pass legislation to ban and prevent the existence of "sanctuary cities" for undocumented immigrants in Texas during the 2011 May-June special session. Political science fellow Mark P. Jones examines whether the demise of this legislation was the Republican leadership's preferred outcome. Baker Institute Blog: