Month: January 2017

Abbott condemns Travis County sheriff who does not comply with immigration federal agents

Several state officials and activists weighed in on Abbott’s proposals over the past few days. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said in a statement on Wednesday he supports Hernandez’s fight to keep out ICE agents and that Abbott’s actions are unconstitutional. “Neither Gov. Abbott nor the Legislature have any authority to remove a duly elected sheriff, whose office is established by the Texas Constitution,” Doggett said in the statement.

Trump plan for wall on border sinks talks with Mexico

Relations between the U.S. and Mexico crumpled Thursday after President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled his visit to Washington next week, protesting President Trump’s executive order to American officials to begin building his border wall.

“What carnage,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Texas Democrat, reprising Mr. Trump’s own words from his inaugural address last week.

Abbott to seek law to remove officials who don’t comply immigration policies

A firestorm erupted from Democrats following Abbott’s announcement. The normally reserved U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett defended Hernandez at a press conference alongside members of Austin’s immigrant community. “If Greg Abbott thinks he can remove Sally Hernandez from office he would be acting in violation of not only the Texas Constitution but in total disregard for the bill of rights of the United States Constitution,” Doggett said.

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