What were these illegal immigrants doing that posed such a threat to Dallasites? Working… as security guards… at nightclubs. Hit the xeno panic alarm!! Mexicans are coming to take our bouncer jobs!! Mr. Watkins proudly sums up the operation with this quote-
“Hopefully, this operation will help us send a message that we will not tolerate the falsification of documents for undocumented aliens under the guise of providing security,” Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said.
Of all the messages government tries to send that has to be one of the most confusing. The real message seems to be even “progressive” politicians will seek PR stunt victories over the politically powerless.
Craig, here is a message from Wikipedia. Dallas ranks number 1 for violent crime among large US cities. I doubt that illegal immigrant bouncer raids are going to reverse that trend.
A lot of good things have come out of the Craig Watkins administration. From innocence projects to smart on crime tactics his tenure has a been a welcome change. Is it troubling to see Mr. Watkins on board with the current xeno hysteria.
On a side note- I believe that free trade is a plus for society. Goods and labor should not be artificially impeded by government. Immigration is only a problem because our federal government created an artificial barrier. The fear of illegal immigration is great for ratings and votes. However, we betray our own country’s heritage when we deny opportunity and freedom to immigrants.