LULAC Responds to Texas Sheriff Bill Waybourn’s Comments Calling Migrants “Drunks Who Would Run Over Your Children”
Washington, DC – Today, Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn delivered remarks during a White House press briefing about border security, calling immigrants "drunks who would run over your children." Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President, issued the following statement in response to Waybourn’s comments:
“It is appalling that a man with a badge and gun like Sheriff Waybourn would make such ignorant and twisted racist statements influenced by his far right-wing ideology. We know that in Texas, the data shows that native-born residents are much more likely to be convicted of a crime than immigrants. This sheriff needs to resign and apologize for his bigoted comments immediately. The domestic terrorist attacks in El Paso and Gilroy have shown that this rhetoric can have deadly consequences."
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/