El Paso, TX

Texas Judge Goes to Washington to Talk About the Migrant Crisis

Tom Handy

El Paso Judge Ricardo Samaniego in Washington D.C.Photo byYouTube

El Paso had a political representative in Washington, D.C. to share his thoughts on the migrant crisis.

Judge Ricardo Samaniego was invited to speak on behalf of another El Paso political representative, Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar.

The Judge said:

“I am here today to share the El Paso story, a success story that strikes delicate balance between security and compassion.”

He went on to clarify some statements about the city and the border crisis. After months of seeing migrants cross the border, Mayor Oscar Leeser called a State of Emergency in December as Title 42 was about to end until the Supreme Court delayed it.

Judge Samaniego said:

“I must disabuse you of information, which I personally know to be false. There is no open border in El Paso. Immigrants seeking asylum largely present themselves to Border Patrol for processing.
“There is no invasion of migrants in our community. Nor are their hoards of undocumented immigrants committing crimes against citizens or causing havoc in our community. Claiming this continues a false, racist narrative against individuals to perpetuate violence that the El Paso community is all too familiar with.”

After hearing what Judge Samaniego said, he disappointed another fellow political representative.

Terrell County Sheriff Thad Cleveland was disappointed to hear what the Judge said. Terrell County is located east of El Paso and west of Del Rio, another border crossing used by migrants.

The Sheriff said:

“We are allowing people into our country based on a lie. They are claiming asylum, and frankly don’t qualify for it. I personally have stopped several Cubans and Nicaraguans in Terrell County that were allowed entry under asylum within the past several months and now they are smuggling illegal aliens.”

You can see Judge Samaniego in Washington:

Do you think Judge Samaniego helped Congress understand the migrant crisis situation better?

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