|Press Secretary Vince Perez|
The topic of tonights show was immigration enforcement. Vince Perez said that having local law enforcement agents enforce immigration law would be detrimental to El Paso's "Safest City" status. Earth to Perez! Did you not read my last piece. Let me refresh your memory. We have more murders and more traffic fatalities in January than we did in all of 2010. Stop telling people we are the safest city. And take off that silly costume, the socks didn't do what you expected them to do.
Darren Hunt had Vince Perez, Commander Gomencindo Lopez of the El Paso Sheriff's Department and local political blogger and my biggest fan David Karlswel.......Karlherher..........Karlshaha.....oh heck he had David K on as well. David K said he was in agreement with Governor Rick Perry's decision to give immigration enforcement an emergency status so the legislature can address it sooner.
The interview was in typical El Paso fashion. Ithad more liberals than conservatives. It was bad enough that David K was outnumbered in the studio 2-1, but then they played a video of Fernando Garcia of the Border Network of Certain Human Rights(BNHR) over dramatizing the situation (like he always does) and say that this would be worse than the law in Arizona. Perez was smart enough to come back and set the record straight by saying that Governor Perry was only proposing to give law enforcement agents the discretion to ask for legal status and not making it mandatory. Somebody go tell Fernando to read this issue since he didn't even read the Arizona law before he went on camera the last go around either. The three used fear and exaggerations to try get there point across while K kept his composure and used common sense to argue his side. I mention composure because Perez looked like he was loosing his just a little towards the end. Maybe it was because he figured if he kept mentioning that El Paso was the "Safest City" people would just agree with him and forget about reality or maybe it was the tights that were riding up on him. Either way I don't think I have ever seen Perez look flustered on TV.
Perez and Lopez alluded to say that Governor Perry's actions were simply political. But I guess having Senator Jose Rodriguez, Mayor John Cook, County Judge Veronica Escobar and my favorite person in the whole world Sheriff Richard Wiles practically cry on television was recreational. I really can't understand it. Laws are laws and law enforcement should enforce them. That is what enforcement means.
My real problem with the way liberals handle immigration issues is that they always find a way to keep these people in hiding instead of finding a way to make them legal. They always find a way to keep people from being sent back instead of figuring out a way of keeping them here legally. I was born to undocumented immigrant parents and have known many, many undocumented immigrants. It is sad to see how liberals keep them down and prevent them from being able to live the American dream by finding ways to keep them in the shadows instead of helping them to be able to hold there head up high by becoming legal immigrants and eventually citizens. We need to fix this problem. But we need to pull the band-aid off to do it. It will hurt really bad for a short time, but in the long run it will allow these wounds to breathe and heal. Liberals keep putting gauze on top of gauze to the point that this immigration issue has reached the point of gangrene.