(Slay News) – A Texas Sheriff is taking matters into his own hands after becoming fed up with Democrat President Joe Biden’s failed border policies.
Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe apprehended four migrants and personally drove them back to the border to deport them.
Sheriff Coe had taken the migrants into custody after they were caught during a smuggling operation.
“They had declined any type of medical help,” Coe said.
“So I can’t let them walk the streets.
“I can’t say, ‘Hey, go, be free.’
“Because I still have to protect the Constitution and protect the people in the county.
“To let them go, undocumented, unaccounted for, just go because of a policy — I couldn’t do it.
“It’s going to be the exception rather than the rule.
“But at the same time, if Border Patrol won’t take a group for whatever reason, I don’t have a choice.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said:
“I applaud all of our sheriffs for having to respond in unprecedented conditions.
“And that’s causing all of us to use unprecedented action.
“And so whether it’s doing what that sheriff in Kinney County is doing, or what we’re doing, such as turning back more than 20,000 people, we all have our own tools and strategies that we use to either turn back or to return people across the border.”
TX: Kinney Co. Sheriff Brad Coe says he didn’t have a choice but to send 4 undocumented individuals to the Eagle Pass Port of Entry yesterday—He says they were trying to evade law enforcement and not seeking asylum. Coe says he has to protect his county and the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/3tJdsqtRNK
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) June 30, 2022
According to the New York Post:
“Coe said he isn’t sure if there will be legal ramifications for his actions, but argued that local law enforcement shouldn’t have to tie up so many of its resources for the ongoing border crisis.
“The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the sheriff of acting illegally by trying to deport the migrants himself, noting that state and local governments don’t have the lawful authority to do so.
“ACLU lawyers on Wednesday demanded information from the Kinney County Sheriff’s Office on the recent ordeal and any prior similar incidents of attempted deportation of migrants.”
"I can’t let them walk the streets. I can’t say, ‘Hey, go, be free.’ Because I still have to protect the Constitution and protect the people in the county. To let them go, undocumented, unaccounted for, just go because of a policy — I couldn’t do it.” https://t.co/WngD8gUfem?
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 1, 2022