Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban03:40
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In this Sunday, May 7, 2017 frame from video posted by the Office of the Governor, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signs a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban in Austin Texas. The ban lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. (Office of Gov. Abbott via AP)
In this Sunday, May 7, 2017 frame from video posted by the Office of the Governor, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signs a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban in Austin Texas. The ban lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. (Office of Gov. Abbott via AP)
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On Sunday, the Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law a controversial bill that prevents cities in that state from declaring themselves "sanctuary cities." The new law also allows police officers to look into the immigration status of anyone they detain.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Ben Philpott (@BenPhilpottKUT) of KUT in Austin about what the move means for the state and how Texans are reacting.

This segment aired on May 8, 2017.

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