The chief of police in an upscale northern California town has issued a letter in Spanish to illegal immigrants in his city assuring them that they’re safe from deportation because his agency “will not engage in federal immigration enforcement activities.” Police in Windsor, which is situated about 60 miles north of San Francisco, will not arrest or detain any person for immigration violations or conduct “sweeps” to locate those “illegally present in the United States,” the letter states.
Windsor’s police chief, Carlos G. Basurto, reveals in the letter that he is the grandson of illegal immigrants and knows that an overwhelmingly large percentage of illegal aliens are good, decent and hard-working.
“I am committed to provide them and all other segments of our community with a safe and healthy community for all to enjoy and prosper and to have a feeling of equality,” the chief writes to illegal aliens in his municipality of about 28,000 residents. Basurto concedes that in his 28 years in law enforcement he’s seen illegal immigrants who are violent gang members, drug dealers, murderers, rapists, human traffickers and child abusers. “To think that this does not exist and that all immigrants are good people, is to be either naïve, uninformed or in denial,” the chief writes, confirming that “there is a segment committed to violence, drugs and domestic terrorism.”
With that said, the top law enforcement official in this California town vows to protect illegal aliens from federal authorities, even those with minor offenses. “Our community involves and includes everyone,” Chief Basurto writes. “I don’t want anyone, and I emphasize anyone, to be afraid to call upon us for assistance, information, advice or to report any crime or issue in our town.” The reassurances continue; “If you are an undocumented immigrant in the Town of Windsor, you do not need to fear the officers of the Windsor Police Department nor assume that they have any reason to bother you, detain you or arrest you for simply being undocumented. Your immigration status is completely irrelevant to us.” He adds that his agency collaborates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to apprehend “serious or violent criminals” under the condition that ICE refrain from arresting any person based immigration status or low-level offenses.
Deep in the three-page letter the chief acknowledges that illegal entry to the United States is against the law, but his personal convictions evidently allow him to look the other way. His grandparents came from Mexico and worked in the fields and ranches of California and when he was in junior high he and his brother worked in the prune fields to earn money for school clothes. This taught Basurto to appreciate immigrant workers. “We also knew that most, if not all of these people, emigrated here from other countries to do this work, for little pay, in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their families,” the chief writes. “In essence, I can relate to these people, because like many of us in this town, we are these people.”
nothing but a low down dirty cop....Time to fire the slim ball
THIS "CHIEF OF POLICE" IS : "INTENTIONALLY/DELIBERATELY/KNOWINGLY, AIDING AND ABETTING ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE U.S."......A VIOLATION OF TITLE 8 USC 1324 OF THE U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS OF THE U.S........FEDERALLY INDICT THIS CRIMINAL COP, WITH A FEDERAL GRAND JURY, THEN OBTAIN A FEDERAL ARREST WARRANT.....THEN HAVE THE U.S. MARSHALS / OR F.B.I. ARREST THIS CRIMINAL COP AND PROSECUTE HIM FOR THIS FEDERAL FELONY VIOLATION !!!!!!
The "LEAK" caught him!! Now, he will lose federal funds and the illegals are out of there...
THIS "CHIEF" OF POLICE, A MEXICAN HIMSELF !!!!........NEEDS TO BE: INDICTED FOR VIOLATION OF TITLE 8 USC 1324 : "AIDING & ABETTING ILLEGAL ALIENS, IN THE U.S.".....THIS IS A FEDERAL FELONY........AFTER INDICTMENT, AN FEDERAL ARREST WARRANT IS ISSUED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE, AND THEN THE U.S. MARSHALS OR F.B.I. CAN ARREST THIS "CRIMINAL COP" !!!!!....AND PROSECUTE HIM !!!!!.......NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW !!!!.....ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE SWORN TO UPHOLD IT !!!!!!....GET RID OF THIS POS, NOW !!!!
How is the police chief a Mexican? He's an American NBC whose GRANDFATHER was an illegal alien. Are you an Italian or an American?
Nevertheless, thanks for posting the relevant federal laws concerning violating the immigration laws. We need to enforce them.
The LAW is the LAW and this guy needs to GO if he won't enforce the LAW, PERIOD!
WOW...talk about a "dirty cop" - crimes committed in front of him and he turns a blind eye. How come he's still collecting a salary and earning benefits? Well, there goes any Federal funding for law enforcement for Windsor. We're paying for the wall with your help.
This is why the chief of police should be elected by the people and not appointed by the politicians.
If this were in the sheriff's jurisdiction the people could approach him and ask that he do his duty and arrest the illegals. If he didn't comply he is voted out... the end!