During tonight’s broadcast of A&E’s LivePD, hosted by Mediaite founder Dan Abrams, undocumented immigrants were busted crossing the border live on the air by police in the border town of Mission, Texas.
The police officers asked the apprehended immigrants, who told the officers they came from Honduras and El Salvador, to remove their shoes. It was later explained this was so they couldn’t easily run away or use the shoelaces to harm themselves if they were feeling suicidal. We saw additional footage of the officers checking out the area to see if they could find additional migrants or anyone who may have helped the ones they encountered. (The immigrants were not wet though they had apparently crossed the Rio Grande.)
As the drama was unfolding on live television, viewers were asked to take to Twitter to comment on what they were witnessing. And due to today’s climate surrounding the issues of illegal immigration and a Mexican border wall, much of the discussion was naturally political in nature.
There you have it. More illegals crossing the border on live TV. #livepd
— elkinsinbox inc. (@elkinsinbox) January 28, 2017
— Your Future ladies! (@lngsafa54) January 28, 2017
#livepd I'm in tears for that family😢😢😢
— Chemeka Character (@ChemekaC) January 28, 2017
#LivePD There are political-opportunists who wish to make ILLEGALS a RACE issue, but it's about VIOLATIONS of US LAWS. WE NEED THAT WALL!
— Paula Duvall (@UndEngel) January 28, 2017
I understand those were families coming across border tonight… but look how easy it is for bad people to get in USA as well #LivePD
— Danny Ray Brown Jr (@thundacat830) January 28, 2017
#LivePD They know it's illegal and do it anyway. There's a legal path to come to the U.S. let them obey the law. It's a law for a reason.
— JT Moore (@jthttk) January 28, 2017
#LivePD Build the wall. They aren't "undocumented" they are "illegal"! Enforce our immigration laws!
— ForeverDeplorable (@CHOPPAZD) January 28, 2017
— The Concerned One (@IAMJDESHAWN) January 28, 2017
Watch the clip above, via A&E.
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