Texas cop asking Latino immigrants to have “calma amigos” goes viral

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)   

Fort Worth police officer Daniel Segura wants to make sure that the immigrant community in his town understands that he’s on their side.

He published a 6 minute video in Spanish on his personal Facebook page titled “calma amigos,” telling Fort Worth Latino immigrants that they have nothing to fear over President Donald Trump’s executive immigration order. But he didn’t go so far as to say that Fort Worth is a sanctuary city, because it’s not.

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Segura recorded the video in uniform, in his patrol car telling his followers that “in the city of Fort Worth, for many years, we haven’t enforced immigratiuon laws, because we aren’t federal officers.”

He reinforced the message by saying that Fort Worth collects between $75 and $85 million in sales taxes every year to enhance the law enforcement budget, so the city is not dependent on the federal government. “That’s why we’re not obligated to enforce immigration laws,” he said.

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A quick check on the comments below the video this afternoon found more than 7.5 thousand positive messages, but Segura’s bosses aren’t giving him high 5’s yet. The Police Department public information office, where Segura works, issued a statement saying that it did, in fact, enforce all laws, federal and local, in its effort to protect all of Fort Worth’s citizens. “The video,” it read, “is not intended to represent the views of the City of Fort Worth on immigration or compliance with immigration policies.”

But even with that, or maybe because of it, Segura’s video has been viewed 1.5 million times.



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