Ellis County officials held a news conference this morning to discuss
how they plan to house hundreds of Central American children amid
concerns from residents about safety.
The nearly 500 children, all undocumented, will be taken to the
Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center near Waxahachie over the next few days.
The plan right now is to house them at the facility over the next 21
days, while officials figure out where to send them next.
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The following are Facebook posts by Precinct 4 Constable Mike Jones of Ellis County.
***UPDATE*** 12/10/2015 1030
security reasons, I will not be divulging any Law Enforcement detailed
information.. Just believe that we have
a strong contingency plan.
this only concerns Ellis County and the folks who live here. I will not tolerate anymore complaining
comments on here, and I will block you and erase your comment. If you don't live here, don't call us racist
for not wanting to extend the welcome mat.
I welcome a discussion if you disagree with what is going on here, but
I attended a
meeting this morning with Ellis County Law Enforcement with jurisdictions that
surround the Lake view Camp. A lot has
happened since my first post on this issue last night.
Now, for the
update concerning these (children). The
Ellis County Sheriff's Office will now be spearheading the security while these
kids are here. The companies contracted
to handle this movement is somewhat squared away and will also be bringing
their security team. First arrivals will
be 400 workers on Thursday. Then
sporadically the kids will arrive. The
Sheriff does not have authority over private property, and I think we want it
that way. We are oath keepers
remember. With that comes a strong
support of our constitution and the freedom from illegal search and seizures to
include property and body. He has
however,circled the wagons and we have come up with a game plan to handle these
transients with the utmost respect, but caution. Remember, Ronald Reagan said "Trust but
Verify" and that is what we intend to do.
At no time will these kids be left alone. There will always be someone (security)
inside these rooms/dorms awake monitoring the kids while they are asleep. At no time will these kids be left
alone. They will have no transportation,
should they attempt to escape, so threats to our surrounding community is very
low. It still is my advice to be aware
of the goings on, and I will update this as events unfold. This should be completed in approximately 21
I urge anyone who
wants to march or have a protest not to do so, because there is no room out on
FM 66 to accomplish that. You can't go
onto private property, and you can't interfere with traffic either. YOU must obey the law and not wind up in jail
over this mess. If you so desire to
protest, my advice would be to obtain a permit from the City of Waxahachie and
protest around the Court House in Waxahachie.
Remember, the Elected officials and normal county employees who work
there and for you all, had NOTHING to do with this, and have no say so over
what private property owners do if it is not illegal. So do not take out your frustrations or anger
on them. My contact with them is they
feel the same way as you do, and are concerned about the safety of the
citizens. Peaceful protest is always an
American way of life, but you are protesting the Federal Government not Ellis
We are forced
to accept what is happening, but I see us mitigating any dangers you may
fear. I feel strongly that you all are
safe, and that all precautions are being discussed and addressed. I will post more as I know it.
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When I was contacted about this issue, we didn't know who
the folks were that were coming. We have been subsequently told that it is
mostly young males ages 12 - 18 and most are from Guatemala. According to Federal sources, there will be 1
adult for every 8 teenagers, and we don't know if this adult is an illegal
immigrant too or a federal worker. Also
according to federal sources, HHS, these immigrants will not be entering any
schools or mingling with the general population. That being said, we know how the government
has treated Texas for 7 years now. I am
not trying to falsely alarm anyone here in Ellis County, and I could care less
what others who live outside our county thinks.
I want everyone to know, that we DON'T expect any issues to arise that
we can't handle, but we will also be more vigilant concerning the surrounding
communities. Again, my intent here is to
notify the people of Ellis County what is going on, and that is all. I don't want anyone showing up armed or
trying to hurt anyone. I just want you
to be aware of these immigrants. 15 - 18
year old males from Guatemala are different than your normal lazy, computer
playing kid here in he USA. These kids
have grown up fast, and their maturity will be light years ahead of our
kids. I am not buying the fact that they
all have been cleared of any criminal activity perpetrated in their country
before illegally coming to ours. So for
all those who have posted that I am racist (married to a hispanic woman) or trying
to incite a riot, I merely am trying to keep my citizens safe and aware. That's what they want of their law
enforcement here. On a personal level, I
(and numerous others here) have been trying to help a couple of families here
in Midlothian (African American and
Mexican) who are less fortunate than others, and one who up until August was
homeless with three children (African American). She was also facing an eviction in Ellis
County. The good people reached out to
these families and have provided them with their needs for now and paid her
December rent. My point is, where is the
federal government for them? Our own
American's here locally facing evictions and no Christmas because of their
governments absence.. Yet you want to
ask me where is my "compassion", or is my "sheet clean for the
rally". You call me a racist
because I think our Tax Dollars should instead be spent on our own folks who
are suffering. Where were you when I
asked for help with these other families?
You were silent then...Not one of you complainers showed up to
help. Not one of you took time out of
your busy day to show compassion to them
(I know which ones did).. I can
sleep well tonight, can you? I will help
any American in need, I have proven it.
***WARNING ELLIS COUNTY***
I have just found out that the federal government is
bringing 300 to 700 illegal immigrants to the Assembly of God Church Camp
located on FM 66 in Maypearl tomorrow. I
was notified by a high ranking official who said he called Congressman Barton's
office as well as our Senator's office to complaint and was told there was
nothing that could be done. Apparently
no one in Texas knows how many are actually going to be temporarily housed
there, before being resettled in the Dallas Metroplex. My question is "WHY ARE WE BRINGING
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FURTHER AWAY FROM THE SOUTHERN BORDER?" Shouldn't we be moving them closer to the
border so we can kick their butts back across the Rio Grande?. Some say 300, some say 700!! Here we go you all. I am told these Illegals are NOT Syrians, but
are South Americans! Are you kidding
me? Are we supposed to believe anything
the Obama administration tells us? Get
this, NO SECURITY!!!!!!! That's right
you guys, the government is NOT paying for security! I spoke to the Sheriff and we are gearing up
to answer the calls we are afraid are going to come in. My advice to everyone is to remain vigilant,
and to carry your weapon at all times.
Ellis County Law Enforcement (My Office Included) will be on a heighten
State of Alert to provide a safety net for our citizens, We will increase patrolling in the affected
areas you guys. Please pass this
information along to everyone you know.
Do not hesitate to call 911 if you suspect something is going on. Let us check it out. Meanwhile we will be working hard to get
these folks out of Ellis County... Law Enforcement wasn't told until late this
afternoon, but apparently the County Judge knew yesterday, but never told the
As I stated in my post last night, the Ellis County
Judge, Carol Bush knew about these immigrants coming to our County Tuesday
12/08/2105. She was on a conference call
with HHS the federal agency tasked with assisting immigrants coming into our
country illegally. She didn’t inform any
County Law Enforcement officials, one being the Sheriff who would be
responsible for any issues that break State Law as this camp is located in the
County, or the Precinct 2 Constable Terry Nay, who shares Law Enforcement
Jurisdiction with the Sheriff. She has
yet to contact the Sheriff, and today is 12/10/2015. Yet now she wants attention focused on her
office in relation to media inquiries as is shown in this email sent by her
secretary. Directing County Employees to
direct all inquiries to her office.
Well, the Sheriff and the Constables are not Employees, but elected officials. Elected by the citizens of Ellis County. We do not report to a County Judge, and she
continues to have issues with us because of it.
Respect is EARNED not given. This continued display of disrespect for the
Elected Sheriff and Constables is shameful!
We should be
working together, but she refuses, and she knows it costs the citizens more
grief than it does us. She knows it
hurts the citizens when she hobbles our capabilities to patrol as needed
because she has lowered our fuel budgets in protest to our not acknowledging
her as the BOSS... really? Well below is the email from today. Can you spell Narcissistic?