Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a nationally syndicated Latino columnist and contributor to Fox News. Chris Salcedo engaged in a friendly debate with him regarding a new Texas law on "The Chris Salcedo Show" today.
SB4 is meant to ban sanctuary cities throughout Texas, allowing campus and local police to check the immigration status of persons they book for illegal activity in the course of their duties. Therefore if the arrested person is in the United States illegally, a judge can deny their release on bail.
Navarrette argued that this law will affect mixed status families, since many illegal immigrants belong to families who are in the U.S. legally. He claimed the real issue is poor parenting in America; namely that many are raising kids so entitled that they will not do work or perform tasks which illegal immigrants are ultimately hired to do. In his experience, many of them are invited to the U.S. by Texans.
He also argued that the concept of sanctuary cities is a false idea and that if a person breaks a law in a so-called sanctuary city, they will still be apprehended by the police, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will still come to collect the person.
Chris emphasized that he hoped this new law would help protect communities from illegal aliens who commit violent felonies.