A Texas police officer is under fire for live streaming his opinions about his police department not enforcing immigration laws.
Daniel Segura, an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department, ranted on for a total of six minutes while he sat in his police cruiser and spoke almost entirely in Spanish. His target audience was illegal aliens.
Segura’s video quickly went viral, with almost 1.2 million views by Friday afternoon.
According to Segura, the Fort Worth Police Department does not care about a person’s immigration status. “In the City of Fort Worth for many, many years, we have not enforced immigration laws. We are not federal officials that can enforce federal immigration laws. I want to make that very, very clear. We, in Fort Worth, do not execute or enforce laws on immigration,” said Segura.
Segura said illegal aliens enjoy the same rights as American citizens. According to Segura, “if you are the victim of a crime, we don’t care about your immigration status. You have the same rights as anyone else who lives in Fort Worth.”
Feeling pressure from local media and conservative groups, the Fort Worth Police Department issued a statement claiming the department is in compliance with federal laws. Department officials said their police officers enforce all laws, protects all its citizens, and is not a sanctuary city.
Segura will not face any disciplinary action for his statements.
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