Reverse Ban On Sanctuary Cities in Texas

Target: Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

Goal: Demand Texas governor reverse the signing of a ban on sanctuary cities.

Texas governor Greg Abbott recently signed a law banning “sanctuary cities” for immigrants, effectively giving police officers the green light to harass and threaten jail time for any immigrants they see as suspect. Despite protests and opposition from every major police chief in the state, Republicans insist this law is necessary to protect them from troublemakers.

With immigrants facing threats, pressure and hatred during the current administration, safe spaces are needed for them more than ever. This new law requires the police to grill any and all immigrants for their status for something as simple as a traffic violation, even going so far as to hold them for possible deportation. The claims of this law being for safety reasons are transparent, as this bill will primarily target Latinos.

We cannot allow this law to stay in place. It is not only racist, but it is completely pointless. It exists solely to punish immigrants for being who they are, regardless of status, no matter how long they have been living in the country even legally. Immigrants deserve safe spaces, free from harassment and xenophobia. Sign this petition to demand Governor Abbott reverse his decision as soon as possible.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Abbott,

Your recent signing of a law forbidding sanctuary cities for immigrants is unacceptable. You have given the police the green light to harass and threaten any immigrants as you see fit, despite every major police chief in the state objecting to the bill. This law is completely racist, as it primarily targets Latinos and allows authorities to go so far as to threaten them with deportation should they refuse to take such harassment.

Immigrants need safe places now more than ever thanks to the current administration’s xenophobia, and this law is a violation of the most basic civil liberties. You claim this law is to crack down on illegal activity, but in reality you are assuming that all immigrants are criminals. This is a dangerous way of thinking, and should not be legal. You must reverse this ban immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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