Texans for Rick Perry released a new TV ad “Sergeant Johnson” high lighting Bill White’s sanctuary city policies as the Mayor of Houston.
Below the line is the background and sourcing for the ad.
Houston’s Sanctuary City policy, Houston Police Department General Order 500-5, states: “Officers shall not make inquiries as to the citizenship of any person.”
Policy available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/39825184/Houston-s-Sanctuary-City-Policy-GO-500-5
The Congressional Research Service has identified Houston as a Sanctuary City.
See “Enforcing Immigration Law: The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement,” Congressional Research Service, 8/14/06 (page CRS-26), available online at http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2006,0912-crs.pdf
The United States Department of Justice has defined Sanctuary Cities as “jurisdictions that may have state laws, local ordinances, or departmental policies limiting the role of local law enforcement agencies and officers in the enforcement of immigration laws.”
See “Cooperation of SCAAP Recipients in the removal of criminal aliens from the United States,” U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Audit Division, Audit Report 07-07, January 2007 (page 7), available online at http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0707/final.pdf