Mexican diplomat in Austin needs to butt out

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“A Mexican diplomat says a Texas sheriff told him he stood by a traffic sting that led to the arrest of 14 undocumented immigrants near a Hispanic neighborhood, many of whom were later deported.

“The sheriff of Bastrop County has said the June stops had nothing to do with immigration and that his deputies never asked about citizenship. But one person arrested told Mexican officials he was directly asked, and others said deputies inquired where they were born or if they had a U.S.-issued identification, according to Carlos González Gutiérrez, Mexico’s general consul in Austin.

“Whether police are asking about citizenship during routine stops is being closely watched by advocates in the wake of Texas’ new “sanctuary cities” ban, which the Trump administration has lauded and ACLU attorneys have called the toughest of its kind in the U.S.”

OK and so what?

the sanctuary cities ban did not confer on law enforcement any new right to ask about citizenship. Texas law enforcement has always had that right

Number one, the sanctuary cities ban did not confer on law enforcement any new right to ask about citizenship. Texas law enforcement has always had that right and exercised it when appropriate. The sanctuary cities ban prevents local jurisdiction from taking away that pre-existing tool from law officers.

Number two, if stopped in Mexico they ask for your papers and check your visa and if you don’t have it they often arrest you.

The Mexican diplomat needs to explain Mexico’s severe immigration laws before he insinuates that Bastrop deputy sheriffs are somehow out of line.

As for the ACLU, well, its member can go jump in a lake – preferably a highly polluted one in Mexico and dodge the narco traffickers while they’re at it.

Comments

  1. Butt out? That diplomat needs to be PNGed.

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