Remarks of Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies, Center for Immigration Studies
Press Conference hosted by the Texas Sheriffs Association, State Capitol, Austin
August 5, 2015
The implementation of ICE's new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) is a major setback to rule of law in our country. It further scales back immigration enforcement by ICE and it explicitly facilitates sanctuary jurisdictions in obstructing ICE efforts to take custody of criminal aliens. This has enormous implications for public safety in Texas.