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Ambassador Garza: Establish clear protocols for ICE and local police force

Ambassador Antonio Garza discusses the need for clear protocols as to when local police bring ICE or border patrol into the equation. Watch on Fox Business.

Quotes from the interview:

"I was in local government for a number of years and I come at it from a limited government, local control perspective. These are the types of things that I often viewed as unfunded mandate. The federal agencies should be doing their job along the border and not trying to essentially subcontract it out to local governments. With that said I think that if there is going to be cooperation there has to be some very clearly established protocols as to when local police or law enforcement are going to bring ICE or border patrol into the equation and they have to be very clearly spelled out but generally I came down on the side of these are decisions that had to be made at the local level."


Ambassador Antonio Garza served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. He currently serves as Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP. Additionally, Ambassador Garza is Chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultancy with a focus on cross-border business development.


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