Texas Gov. Abbott vows cutting funds to 'sanctuary' campuses

Governor has made similar threats to counties

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he will cut funding to public universities that become what he described as "sanctuary" campuses for immigrant students. The Republican provided no other details.

Abbott tweeted the vow Thursday in response to a story about Texas State University students urging school leaders to declare the campus a "sanctuary" amid concerns from immigrant students. Similar efforts are underway at other universities across the U.S. as some students fear deportation under President-elect Donald Trump.

Abbott tweeted that Texas "will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities." He didn't elaborate and a spokesman didn't return an email seeking comment.

Abbot has also threatened to make millions of dollars off-limits to counties that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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