Is San Antonio a sanctuary city? Should it be?

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The San Antonio police chief and the Bexar County sheriff say nobody in our community needs to fear being arrested simply for being here without papers.

But if you are arrested for a crime and you’re here illegally — well then it’s a different story.

Is San Antonio a “sanctuary city"? Should it be?

The governor says punishing sanctuary cities will be high on the agenda for the next legislative session. The lieutenant governor says he’s ready to do it sooner in a special session.

Meanwhile, some community activists say we should not only be a sanctuary city, but we should be loud and proud about it.

On Friday at 8 p.m. on Texas Week, Channel 9.1, hear from Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau on the issue.

The program will be rebroadcasted at 10 a.m. Saturday on Channel 9.2, again at 1 p.m. Sunday on 9.1 and will be available later on our video player at video.KLRN.org.