To abate the confusion, fear, and anxiety about SB 4, about 10 police officers representing Arlington, Fort Worth, Kennedale, and Mansfield Police Departments met Aug. 29 at St. Joseph Parish in Arlington for a question-and-answer session about how the controversial law affects police work....
Josephine Lopez Paul, lead organizer of Arlington Mansfield Organizing Strategy, the event's sponsor, hoped the session would dispel uncertainty and alarm in the immigrant community. "It's important to get people together in one space. The undocumented can't come out of shadows as individuals, but in this forum they can come out."
Most who attended fear deportation for themselves or close family members...."
Said Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald: "We totally support every resident of the city of Fort Worth...our mission is to protect each and every person in this city, whether you're a citizen or not."
'Quite Frankly, It's Business as Usual': Police Assuage Hispanic Community's Far of SB4, North Texas Catholic
North Texas Police: Immigrants Uneasy, Police on Hold as SB4 Lifts, Fort-Worth Star Telegram
Continuing the Conversation Builds Trust Within Community, North Texas Catholic