Royce West on Immigration
Children do not belong in cages, families must stay together, and we must immediately address the humanitarian crisis going on at the border. Our border needs more resources, like judges who can expedite hearings for asylum seekers.
A: Every time I think about it my blood boils. My eyes get red. America? I think about the internment camps in World War II, where the Japanese were sent to internment camps. I think about the Nazis in terms of the concentration camps. America? We can do better than that.
Q. Should the act of crossing the border be decriminalized?
A: At this point I believe it should not be, we should continue to make it a crime. But I'm open for a discussion.
Excerpt from Sen. Sylvia Garcia statement: "I am afraid that this legislation will lead to harassment and profiling of Latinos. The last thing I want is 'walking while brown' to become reasonable suspicion. And, frankly, it doesn't matter how much this legislation's supporters promise that this will not happen. It will happen."
Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 20-11-0 on May/3/17; Sen. West voted NO; passed House 94-53-1 on Apr/27/17; signed by Governor Greg Abbott May/7/17.
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