The hosts of “Fox & Friends” tried to generate outrage Wednesday morning over “stranded illegals” who they said are bombarding Texas authorities with 911 calls in Spanish.
“A small Texas town forced to answer 911 from stranded illegals in Spanish,” Steve Doocy said after playing an audio clip of a man asking in Spanish for an emergency helicopter to be sent for a cousin who was turning purple.
“Not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here,” co-host Brian Kilmeade chimed in as he introduced Brooks County Sheriff’s Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez.
Martinez, who hails from the county just north of the Texas border town of McAllen, told the Fox hosts that his department gets such “crisis” calls on a daily basis.
“So those calls you have to respond to, even though for the most part when you get there, you realize they’re not an American citizen?” Kilmeade asked.
“That’s correct,” Martinez said. “But they’re on U.S. soil. Due process comes into play, and that’s the way we’re taking them as.”
Kilmeade then played another audio clip of a man calling 911 in Spanish to say that he hadn’t had any water in three days and couldn’t get up off the street.
“So sheriff, the thing is, a lot of these men and women sneaking across the border illegally coming here are going off the main paths,” Kilmeade said. “That’s how they’re being led by their so-called escorts, their fixers, their coyotes, because they don’t want to get caught. But there’s also no people around there to help them, which makes things twice as hard for you when you have to get there quickly.”
Martinez agreed that the border wasn’t secure but referred to the influx of migrants as a “humanitarian crisis.” When Kilmeade pressed the sheriff’s deputy for a “message” he’d want to send to viewers and to Washington, Martinez urged a bipartisan dialogue to swiftly address the problem.
“Forget about the Republican side, forget about the Democratic side. Sit down and have a sincere dialogue where they can actually resolve this issue,” he said. “It has to be resolved. As long as they keep stalling it, it’s going to continue until our funds are depleted.”
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