Mexican Consul Says Texas Sheriff Defends Stops in Meeting - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

News from around the state of Texas

Mexican Consul Says Texas Sheriff Defends Stops in Meeting

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Mexican Consul Says Texas Sheriff Defends Stops in Meeting
    File photo

    A Mexican diplomat says a Texas sheriff told him he stood by a traffic sting that led to the arrest of 14 undocumented immigrants, many of whom were later deported.

    Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez is Mexico's general consul in Austin. He has been outspoken since the June 23 arrests and called it an escalation of collaboration between local police and immigration authorities.

    Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook has said the traffic operation had "nothing to do with immigration" and that his deputies didn't ask about citizenship. A new Texas law banning "sanctuary cities" doesn't require officers to ask about immigration status but gives the option.

    Cook didn't immediately respond to messages Thursday.

    Trump on Poor Relations With Russia: ‘I Hold Both Countries Responsible’

    [NATL] Trump on Poor Relations With Russia: ‘I Hold Both Countries Responsible’

    President Trump was asked if he held Russia accountable for a decline in relations with the U.S. He said there is blame on both sides.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Gonzalez called a meeting Wednesday with the sheriff cordial but "kind of frustrating."

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android