FORT WORTH, Texas – A Fort Worth police officer is in hot water after posting an unauthorized video message about illegal immigration that wasn’t approved by the Fort Worth mayor or the police chief.
Officer Daniel Segura posted a video message on his Facebook page Wednesday morning to calm the Hispanic community’s fears about President Donald Trump’s executive orders and discussions over banning ‘sanctuary cities.’ The video message went viral, already surpassing a million views.
“If you are the victim of a crime, we don’t care about your immigration status. You have the same rights as anyone else who lives in Fort Worth,” Segura said in the video. “We are going to defend you. We are going to protect you.”
But during the nearly six-minute video, there was a part of it that got the longtime liaison to the Hispanic community and department spokesperson in trouble.
“In the City of Fort Worth for many, many years, we have not enforced immigration laws. We are not federal officials that can enforce federal immigration laws. I want to make that very, very clear,” he said. “We, in Fort Worth, do not execute or enforce laws on immigration so that people that live in Fort Worth do not have the fear that we can possibly deport them. That is not true.”