The Cost of Bill White’s Sanctuary City

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

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,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

2 responses to “The Cost of Bill White’s Sanctuary City

  1. Frankly, I am fine with calling Bill White as pro-sanctuary city. Whether we had an “official” policy or simply did it on sly, the result was pretty much the same. Bill White was trying to court the hispanic vote. Fine. But, he needs to face the consequences as well. So, as far as I am concerned, this criticism of White is perfectly valid

  2. Why are we so quick to lable people? Sanctuary city, do you believe this man wants to protect criminals or limit the pain caused by law enforcement whom are human and make mistakes? Calling him a protector of illegal immigrants is a excuse not a solution. I will vote for Bill White because Perry called for succession of Texas from the US. He is an opportunist and a fake.

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