Texas County Approves $2.5 Million Of Taxpayer Money For Illegal Immigrant Defense Fund

A Texas county approved over $2 million of taxpayer money for a spent legal services fund for illegal immigrants facing deportation, The Texan reported Wednesday. The Harris County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to allocate $2,050,000 over a two-year period to the Immigrant Legal Services Fund, an initiative of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, The Texan reported. Hidalgo, a Democrat, requested $500,000 to finance the program for its first year when she proposed the fund in February 2019.

Illegal immigrants without attorneys are deported 90% of the time while those with attorneys are deported around 5% of the time, according to Hidalgo, The Texan reported.

“So it just means that people who have a valid claim to be here and who of course contribute significantly to our economy are being deported not because they should, but simply because they don’t have the ability to present their valid claim,” Hidalgo said, according to The Texan reported.

The county will hire a full-time assistant director of immigration to develop plans supporting immigrants, according to The Texan.

Despite state law banning sanctuary cities and counties, Harris County has scaled back its assistance with enforcing immigration laws, according to The Texan. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office would not receive raining to identify suspects who have deportation orders, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a Democrat, said when he took office three years ago.

Over 25% of residents in the county are “foreign-born” and around 412,000 are estimated to be illegal immigrants, according to Hidalgo, The Texan reported.

10 thoughts on “Texas County Approves $2.5 Million Of Taxpayer Money For Illegal Immigrant Defense Fund

    1. I DO NOT HAVE A WEBSITE BUT I AGREE 100% WITH YOU – WE NEED TO SEND THEM HOME – IF WE SPEND MONEY IT SHOULD ONLY BE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND NOT IMMIGRANTS.

      1. Exactly! I am 100% for helping people, but spending MILLIONS on defending people that shouldn’t be here in the first place while our own people need help? Something is very wrong here.

    2. Lord have mercy, please tell me that your politicians are not all wet-backs……….They were a negative bunch when I lived there and all illegal…………

  1. MAKES ME SICK THAT THIS IS WHERE MY TAX PAYER MONEY IS GOING. IF THEY WANT TO LIVE HERE LET THEM COME LEGALLY.

    IF THE TRUTH IS KNOWN THEY PROBABLY VOTED

  2. This is one of the ways the Dems and radical left are going to try to flip TEXAS BLUE! Texans better start getting involved on their STATE LEVEL because the left is infiltrating illegally one county at a time! Un-elected officials like Judges have too much power making huge decisions that will affect all of our lives sooner or later. GET INVOLVED this is no time to be sitting on the side lines and watch! call your Congress/Senators even if its not your county!

  3. This is a part of the New World Order that the globalists want to create under Joe Biden. They will demolish the capitalism that we have and bring in their own agenda.
    It was all in the manifesto all the changes that Biden wants to bring to our country.

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