Omar Navarro Responds To Incident In Sanctuary City San Antonio, Texas

Following the deaths of 9 people in what police are calling a “human trafficking crime,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took to Facebook Sunday to highlight the importance of cracking down on sanctuary cities.

I agree. I am not against immigration. I am against illegal immigration. I have been saying this consistently for several years. Those coming to this country must do so legally and responsibly to avoid these kinds of tragedies, which is why I have been leading the cause to keep Torrance from becoming a sanctuary city. I am also one of the first in Torrance to speak out against California becoming sanctuary state.

Though Torrance City Council has voted in favor of California not becoming a sanctuary state, I will not be surprised if Mayor Furey and others either reverse their decision on California or vote in favor of Torrance becoming a sanctuary city. Based on his allegiance to Maxine Waters I believe it’s just a matter of time before Furey proposes making Torrance a sanctuary city, especially as the election heats up.

It’s hard to take away entitlements. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have far exceeded their intended purpose. It’s the same now with the attitude of entitlement that permeates sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities were originally intended to be “a city that limits its cooperation with the federal government’s effort to enforce immigration law.” We now have an open rebellion against law enforcement in any capacity related to immigration. LAUSD administration officials have pledged little or no cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, setting a disgraceful example for children, in terms of how they are taught to regard laws and law enforcement officers. It’s no wonder that students view walking out of their classroom and walking on freeways as a legitimate form of protest, while endangering their lives and the lives of others.

Once a city is a sanctuary city, those who inhabit those cities, and are in favor of sanctuary status, will violently defend its status, as my supporters and I have experienced. We have been threatened for voicing our opinions. In some cases, we’ve been denied protection from members of the Sherriff’s Department. We were threatened while exercising our First Amendment right, accused of racism and told we don’t belong in our own country. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The tragic situation in San Antonio is a result of sanctuary cities being allowed to flourish. Because Congress is delaying the construction of a border wall, families are still being smuggled in the back of sweltering trucks, with no air or water. In this case, 10 died and others suffered permanent brain damage. They died at the hands of human traffickers and I have no doubt those being smuggled in were promised that they would be dropped off in a “safe zone” or sanctuary city. I see sanctuary cities and any promises made to them by the smugglers as complicit in the deaths of these families. Liberal, open border policies held by Maxine Waters continue to threaten lives and will lead to hundreds, or even thousands more, dying.

Along with Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, I offer my condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured by this tragedy in San Antonio.

My name is Omar Navarro. I am running against Maxine Waters to be your Congressman and represent your voice in Congress, voting for secure borders, legal immigration and ridding the 43rd District of the criminal policies upheld by my opponent, which continue to threaten our great district, state and country. I am Fighting For Your Family.

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