Texas Police Officer Makes Vow of Solidarity With Immigrants In Viral Facebook Video

Officer Daniel Segura says he was bombarded with questions from the community about the recent executive actions.

A police officer in Fort Worth took to Facebook this week to help ease the concerns of the Spanish-speaking residents of the community, some of whom may be undocumented immigrants, after President Trump signed several executive orders dealing with immigration and border control. 

The question of to which populations the executive orders applied was also met with confusion by professionals in the government and judiciary systems. Officer Daniel Segura, who according to the local CBS affiliate works as a liaison with the Hispanic communities of Fort Worth, told the Star-Telegram that he was getting messages almost constantly from concerned residents.

To field some of the anxiety, Segura posted an almost 6 minute video on Facebook in which he discusses in Spanish the executive actions and their effects on the local community. 

"If you are a 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," he says in the video, as translated by CBS DFW. "We are going to defend you. We are going to protect you."

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After the video went viral, the Fort Worth Police Department issued a statement that Segura's video was not to be taken as an official statement from the city. However, Segura told the Star-Telegram that he felt immigration is an important issue that the police department needs to continue to discuss with the community. 

At the time of publication, Segura's video had received over 1.4 million views, and was filled with comments from both residents and non-residents of Fort Worth thanking him for posting the information.

A Plus reached out to Segura for comment.

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