- Border Security
Dr. Stucky promised to make border security a top priority, and true to his word, he was a co-sponsor on Senate Bill 4, which effectively bans sanctuary cities in Texas. This legislation prohibits a local government entity or campus police department from adopting policies that limit the enforcement of immigration law, including stopping a peace officer from inquiring about a detained or arrested person’s immigration status. This new law will assist federal immigration enforcement by ensuring that local officials are cooperative with their efforts.
Additionally, the new state budget funds border security to the tune of $800 million and includes 250 new DPS troopers to expand operations along the Texas-Mexico border, and increases troopers statewide to a 50-hour work week.