Late last week, according to the Austin American- Statesman, the newly elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas, Sally Hernandez, vowed to limit cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials saying that she would only honor immigration holds for suspects booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and “continuous smuggling of persons”.
Traditionally, the county has honored nearly all requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold a suspect booked into jail when agents have wanted to investigate their status further.
However, effective Feb. 1, sheriff’s officials will honor so-called immigration holds or “detainers” placed by federal authorities only when a suspect is booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and “continuous smuggling of persons.”… [read more]
lhwm opinion: Somewhere along the way the influence of thought became, America is not allowed to protect herself from those who will and desire to commit acts of violence against the people of the United States. If you want to know what happens when a nation opens its borders to whoever and no longer looks to protecting their own citizens, heritage, or laws look at Europe.