Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Immigration a Central Issue in Texas Sheriff Race

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"As he seeks a third term as Travis County sheriff, Greg Hamilton would prefer the race be about issues like putting more deputies on the streets and ways to improve mental health resources for people booked into the county jail.  But after criticism from Hamilton's opponent in the Democratic primary, John Sisson, the focus has shifted almost entirely to one issue: immigration. More specifically, how the sheriff's office deals with requests from the federal government to hold suspects with questionable immigration statuses for possible deportation." - Austin American-Statesman, May 16, 2012.