The state Senate’s recent bill is set to ban sanctuary cities throughout Texas. Under this bill, campus and local police shall be allowed to check the immigration status of any person that they hold for illegal activity. Thus, any person under arrest if found illegal in the United Sates could be denied a release on bail by the respective judge.
Ruben Navarrette Jr. a nationally syndicated Latino columnist and contributor to Fox News and Chris Salcedo engaged in a rather friendly debate to discuss the new Texas law on “The Chris Salcedo Show”.
Navarrette argued that this law would affect the lives of mixed status families to a great extent, since many immigrants are at a part of families that are in the U.S. legally.
He mentioned that the real problem is the lack of parenting America. Many of us are raising our kids to feel so entitled that they don’t just do any work and it is for these tasks that illegal immigrants are hired to perform. In his opinion it is none other than the Texans that are inviting immigrants to the U.S.
He claimed that the concept of sanctuary cities is giving some-what of an unrealistic idea to the people. He pointed out that if a person breaks a law in a so-called sanctuary city, they would be charged by the police and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could then be able to come and collect the person.
On the other hand, Democratic Rep. Mary Gonzalez said, “We aren’t exaggerating when we say that the people who will be empowered by this amendment will be the criminals.” And that “We’re not exaggerating…when we say the people who will feel the biggest effects of this are the most vulnerable, the women, the children, the survivors of sexual assault, rape, human traffickers, the people who will feel the disconnect from law enforcement, the people who are supposed to make them safe.”