Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Immigration a Central Issue in Texas Sheriff Race

"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.