Saving innocent lives in the throws of a historic hurricane is one thing, but personally representing those who face deportation is something else altogether.
The mayor of Houston not only didn’t issue an evacuation order prior to the worst storm in decades, but now he’s representing illegals.
What a peach!
The Hill has the story:
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) said Monday that he will represent any immigrant who faces deportation after seeking help during Tropical Storm Harvey.
During a press conference, Turner said “there is absolutely no reason” why any individual shouldn’t call for help.
“I and others will be the first ones to stand up with you,” said Turner. “If you need help and someone comes and they require help, and then for some reason, then somebody tries to deport them, I will represent them myself, okay?”
Turner said all individuals affected by the storm should take advantage of the services offered to them.
“If you are in a stressful situation, I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you’re religion is, I don’t care what your language is, you come and take advantage of every service that we have,” he said.
“If you’re in a stressful situation and you need help, you call us for help. We want you to call. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should not call okay?”
It’s so nice he’ll go to bat for illegals, but couldn’t be bothered to issue evacuation orders for the safety of his taxpaying constituents. Harvey is just a vehicle for him to make a stand on a controversial issue.