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Texas sheriff releases 37 illegal aliens that were on ICE detainers

February 6, 2017 at 6:49 am 32 News
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Sally Hernandez, sheriff of Travis County TX.

More than three dozen people suspected of being unauthorized immigrants posted bail and were released from Travis County Jail on the first day of a new county policy limiting cooperation with immigration authorities.

Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy ending blanket compliance with federal immigration detention requests for suspected undocumented immigrants in custody at the county jail went into effect Wednesday. That day, the sheriff’s office declined 196 detention requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Thirty detention requests were honored, according to the sheriff’s office.

Once the so-called ICE detainers were removed, 37 people were able to bail out Wednesday. Had the detainers remained in place, inmates would still have been able to post bail, but they would have been released into ICE custody for possible deportation.

Under the new policy, the sheriff’s office will only comply with ICE detention requests if presented with a warrant or judicial order, though it will continue to automatically honor requests for inmates charged with or convicted of a narrow scope of major crimes like capital murder, murder and aggravated sexual assault.

The policy has placed a spotlight on Hernandez and Travis County that has attracted ire from state lawmakers and a vow from Gov. Greg Abbott to oust Hernandez from office if she doesn’t reverse course. Abbott cancelled $1.5 million in state grant funding to Travis County on Wednesday for criminal justice programs in retaliation to the policy taking effect.

Some local immigration activist groups worry that the issue might bring new-found attention to the county and make it a target of federal immigration authorities.

Since Hernandez’s policy began, several Austin immigration activist groups have been on high alert as rumors of sweeping raids from federal immigration authorities have swirled. The growing thought is that ICE officials are planning new operations in response to the Travis County Jail’s new policy.

“There is a fear that the Trump administration may turn to retaliation,” Grassroots Leadership executive director Bob Libal said. “It is par for the course for an administration run by Steve Bannon. … This is part of the playbook. Attack people that provide any critique or resistance.”

When asked Wednesday about any increased enforcement in Austin, an ICE spokeswoman said the agency requires information about the date and time of specific actions before providing details.

American Gateways interim executive director Robert Painter said they are focusing on getting information to immigrants about what they should do if they come into contact with ICE agents.

“There is some concern that Travis County has attracted a lot of attention for taking this stand in Texas,” Painter said. “If someone is in fear of being targeted, they should probably come to our office.”

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  1. gentlemanjim February 6, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Cut off all of their funding!

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  2. baitfish February 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Arrest her and throw her in jail along with her precious illegals.

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    • inluminatuo February 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Strange how enforcing American laws, placed upon the books by representatives of THE PEOPLE,,,,LEGAL CITIZENS, is now redefined as retaliation. Obvious again that when a liberal insane retaliating Democrat with a pathological will power to defy the law points one finger at WE THE PEOPLE, THREE fingers point back at her. Her job is not long for this world.

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      mystic February 6, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Exactly my thoughts as well Illuminato. As I read this “There is a fear that the Trump administration may turn to retaliation,” Grassroots Leadership executive director Bob Libal said. “It is par for the course for an administration run by Steve Bannon. … This is part of the playbook. Attack people that provide any critique or resistance.” *smh.

      So if you follow the law you are now labeled a jackboot upon the throats of the American people. If you resist the law you are Robin Hood? I think the left has cornered itself into a thought process and group think it won’t easily slither out of. If lawlessness is their goal, they’ve achieved it. The majority of American’s voted in a ‘law and order’ candidate. So as per usual, the rabid, foaming at the mouth ultra left has once again ignored the majority all in the name of the micro minorities who legally don’t belong here, have no business being left off the hook as they riot and demonstrate against law and order and literally loose their collective minds when an opposing view is put out into the group think that turns our country into some new horrific version of 1984 that would blow even Orwell away!

      Further, to suggest Steve Bannon is running the administration is such a low backhand towards our new 45th president. Shame on this Libel person…If this is all the left has to offer, this battle won’t take long to win at all.

      ~M

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      ltuser February 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      [So if you follow the law you are now labeled a jackboot upon the throats of the American people. If you resist the law you are Robin Hood?]

      But yet when liberals had the government TARGET people illegally, there was NO claims of Jack booted anything from the media…

      If that is not ABJECT proof of their lies and overt complicitness in all this than i don’t know what is…

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    • inluminatuo February 7, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Great men discus ideas,
      Average men discuss events
      Small men and political parties only discuss and disparage PEOPLE,
      That is all FAILED people and ideologies have left to offer.

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  3. mbills53 February 6, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Hum???? With a last name of Hernandez, does it surprise anyone that she is flagrantly disobeying the immigration law?

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    • anyflag February 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      I wonder if she is married to a male or lesbian !

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    • ltuser
      ltuser February 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      No, i am certainly not surprised one bit.

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    • mystic
      mystic February 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      anyflag… wouldn’t you feel sorry to whatever she is or is not married to? Just saying..her idea’s stink…and regardless whether she is married to a man or woman doesn’t change that hard fact. If we keep focused on what is wrong with a person in authority’s stance, we gain ground. When we focus on looks or marriage to whatever, we loose ground. One battle at a time my friend. DJT is working at lightening quick speed..so much so, those in DC who are stayed and aged are having a hell of a time keeping up with him.

      Sure hope her constituents take a good hard look at who wears the supposed white hat in that town. Votes speak louder then anything..as we all just experienced with the election of DJT. Their heads are still spinning on that one alone. lol

      ~M

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  4. heretic February 6, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Travis County, Texas is the county that contains Austin. It’s no surprise to me that a sheriff elected by the people from a liberal and degenerate place like Austin would do such a thing.

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      mystic February 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Heretic; maybe you can answer this one for me. I read in some research on Agenda 21 that five cities are being built up, remodled and set up to come into line as ‘model cities’, Austin being one of them. Now I am no expert on all that Agenda 21 holds, but I do understand the highly populated coffin apartments, massive pubic transportation so no one uses cars, no single homes with yards but tons of public parks and shops stores grocers all in walking distance to leave the smallest footprint possible and still have human life living in that area. As I read this part of Agenda 21 and saw Austin as one of the five model cities, I thought to myself, no way, can’t be. It’s Texas and no way would Texas or any of it’s fine cities or towns be a part of that garbage. Is it true? Is Austin some liberal bastion sitting within the heart of Texas? If you know?

      ~M

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      ltuser February 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      [ Is it true? Is Austin some liberal bastion sitting within the heart of Texas? If you know? ]

      Unfortunately, yes it is true. Austin is the liberal boil on the heart of Texas..

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  5. jimwg February 6, 2017 at 9:31 am

    How many of these uppity small actors all over are going to stage mini-revolts like this? Trump needs to swing a mallet on all this arrogent nonsense right now!

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    • Jeff613 February 6, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Don’t most public servants need to take an oath of office where they say they are going to uphold the laws and the Constitution of the United States? Sounds like she could be charged with dereliction of duty!

      Arrest these rogue people and watch the rest either fall in-line, resign or be looking over the shoulder, just like the criminals they are protecting!

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    • ltuser
      ltuser February 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      [Don’t most public servants need to take an oath of office where they say they are going to uphold the laws and the Constitution of the United States? Sounds like she could be charged with dereliction of duty!]

      And since the majority of Sheriffs and state politicians (like the governor and mayor) SWEAR that oath in front of a Judge, that should also be seen as PERJURY! Since they are making an oath they have no intent of keeping, which is in essence LYING!!!!

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  6. nuts2you February 6, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I see an opportunity for Trump to play “Whack a Mole” with these self-directed individuals.

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  7. Jeff613 February 6, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I think Trump has a lot of his plate, but based on his track record, I really don’t think he is letting them off the hook, just letting out a little line right now…Consider, he has ONLY been President for TWO weeks…He has done a LOT!

    Give him time to get his ducks in a row, then come looking for these scofflaws and Sanctuary Cities.

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  8. ShortStuff February 6, 2017 at 10:48 am

    She should be arrested and charged with treason. Isn’t that what you get when you aid and abet our enemies? Illegal aliens are invaders of our country, thus are enemies to us, the taxpayers.

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    • mbills53 February 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Arrest her and send her to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tent-city jails. Let her snack on bologna sandwiches and do hard labor. Won’t be long before that smartass defiant smirk is off her face.

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    • Roger February 6, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      It wouldn’t be treason, just good ol’ SEDITION, eh ?

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    • mystic
      mystic February 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Roger; aiding and abetting enemies of the state (nation) are including under sedition… treason… perhaps under her oath of office where she has sworn to uphold the laws of that state is where ‘treason’ could loosely be applied. I am no lawyer, so I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. None the less, removed from office for not upholding her oath at the very least should be applied to her and any sheriff, governor, et al who allows sanctuary cities to exist within their borders towns counties and cities.

      Personally, I’d love to sue ole MoonBeam here in California with sedition, treason, aiding and abetting enemies of the state as well as financial maleficence, xeno preferential treatment, abuse of state funds and entitlement abuses of our tax dollars. I swear all of these governors an seats of authority are really pushing it with their constituents. DJT didn’t get voted in on some narrow margin line. He was overwhelming put into power to clean up what these socialistic utopian distopian loving morons have done to our state of the union!

      ~M

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  9. columba February 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    It used to be that when people were released from jail, they were given a suit of clothes and some pocket money. With illegal aliens, they’re given the key to the city and open season on the money in other people’s pockets.

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  10. makesense February 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    No need to bother Trump’s HHS. Greg Abbott can take more steps to take care of this woman. Trump is instituting a program to withhold funds to force these kind of people to cooperate with ICE. When it takes effect, they will feel the pain. Wait until next week when the DOJ gets Jeff Sessions, its Chief…. then things will begin to get very interesting.

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    • kenbest February 7, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Make sure we get the Supreme Court Justice in first !!!

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  11. tws500 February 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    She should be released from her job..!!

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  12. Col. Jim February 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Fire her *** and put her in one of her own jails!

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    • akbill February 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Gov. Abbott, Its time to stop talking, take off the “kidd gloves”, and arrest her for obstruction of justice and put her in her own jail without bail for a few months! If there are any capital crimes committed by any of the illegals she released; charge her as a accessory before the fact in the crime! If the Mayor and City Council members wish to continue the process, award them with “3 hots and a cot” also. They must be taught that their elite status cannot save them from the real consequences for their actions!

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    ltuser February 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I am with ya Jim. SHE needs to be arrested!!! Govt Abbot needs to remove the kid gloves and go to town on her and anyone ELSE unwilling to honor their sworn oath to defend the US against enemies, Foreign and Domestic!!!!

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  14. rod123 February 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I hope they arrest her for failing to comply with federal laws.

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  15. Jota_ February 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    They come here because it is better than Mexico then they try to make it into Mexico

    Of course, this is all our fault

    And it is to a degree true

    We should have just shot them at the border, so they always had a good place they wanted to come to, but no, rather than give them a place they could dream about, all we could do was think what people would think of us.

    Just pure selfishness on our part, now, in just a few short year, they will have nowhere good to go.

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  16. elderal February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Before living in the ‘real” Texas, I was in Travis County which is as loony-left as San Francisco.

    Cut off ALL federal aid OF ANY KIND to Travis County.

    Cut off ALL state aid OF ANY KIND to Travis County.

    No road improvements, no new buildings, no grants, no ‘loans,’ no help at all. Let the pompous communists stew in their own saucepan and watch them squirm without big-government assistance.

    PLUS arrest any county official who refuses to cooperate with federal and state law and charge them with obstruction of justice. (Lock ’em up.) 🙂

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