The mayor's press shop won't like this

A Chronicle story related to Houston's illegal-immigrant cop killer contains a strong condemnation of HPD's sanctuary directive from U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R):

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said the shooting highlighted the need to tighten the borders and beef up enforcement of immigration laws.

Rep. Ted Poe
"We know that 25 homicides a day are committed by people who are illegally in the country and this is one more," he said.

Poe said police officers should have the authority to arrest people in the country illegally. He said Houston is viewed as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

"The city of Houston has created an atmosphere that it's a sanctuary for illegals," Poe said. "They knew that, and that's why they go to Houston."

If KTRK-13's experience is any indicator, we're guessing Chronicle reader representative James Campbell has already been on the receiving end of complaints by the mayor's communications staff that HPD's sanctuary directive isn't really a sanctuary directive.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 09/23/06 01:51 PM | Print |

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