Once upon a time the ACLU stood for ‘civil liberties’ but for quite a long time a more appropriate name would be American Communists and Liberals United.
And this is no more clear than this week when the leftist organization issued a ‘travel alert’ for anyone intending to enter into Texas “including U.S. citizens” in response to the state’s sanctuary city ban.
The alert warns of ‘illegal arrest, racial profiling and a demand for papers’ all of which is patently untrue but quite ironic given that that’s what one might expect in the communist regime which the ACLU wold love to institute.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a “travel alert” following Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the nation’s toughest sanctuary city law.
The warning from the ACLU tells people planning a trip to the Lone Star State to “anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement.”
The press release obtained by Breitbart Texas from the ACLU states:
“The ACLU’s goal is to protect all Texans and all people traveling through Texas — regardless of their immigration status — from illegal harassment by law enforcement,” said Lorella Praeli, ACLU director of immigration policy and campaigns. “Texas is a state with deep Mexican roots and home to immigrants from all walks of life. Many of us fit the racial profile that the police in Texas will use to enforce Trump’s draconian deportation force.”
“We plan to fight this racist and wrongheaded law in the courts and in the streets. Until we defeat it, everyone traveling in or to Texas needs to be aware of what’s in store for them,” said Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas. “The Lone Star State will become a ‘show me your papers’ state, where every interaction with law enforcement can become a citizenship interrogation and potentially an illegal arrest.”
Governor Abbott signed SB4 into law Sunday night in a Facebook video carried live on Breitbart Texas. Following the social media signing, the governor spoke with this reporter about the significance of the bill and the distortions being spread about it by the left.