This map of Sanctuary Cities popped up the other day and has probably provided loads of entertainment to the talking class.
My own interest is the state of Texas, and the map shows that there is only one "Sanctuary City" in the state, and that would be Austin. By reputation, Austin in notoriously progressive, and the prevailing industries therein -- government, college, and technology -- perhaps might help explain that.
But one must ask why Austin has made itself a sanctuary city when they have fewer than the average number of Hispanics. According to the 2010 census, Austin was 35.1% Hispanic compared with the statewide average of 37.6%.
It might not be fair to generalize with only these examples, but let's not let that stop us. It appears that the more Hispanics there are residing in a city the less likely that city is to be a sanctuary city. The voters in Austin, on the other hand, are probably more concerned with appearing to care about immigrants than they are with any real world consequences of their political correctness.