Acevedo, who is also a vocal proponent of sensible gun control laws, tweeted in June about immigration and the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy.
This headline about families is truly disheartening and inconsistent with American values. Our collective hearts should be aching, the day we lose our empathy is the day we lose our collective conscience and soul. We need to prioritize the reunification of children with parents. pic.twitter.com/HfGeM4ST4R
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) June 22, 2018
American values? Conservative values? Progressive values? Judeo-Christian values? Family values? History & God will be unkind to those who are silent or support this oppressive, inhumane, unGodly policy. God is watching us, we can’t hide from him. WWJD? https://t.co/pPsFvLQv57
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) June 17, 2018
Acevedo is not without critics.
You need to focus on your job as Chief.
— Thoward (@thoward_1) April 12, 2019
So who is responsible? The govt enforcing its laws? Or the family that put her in the situation she’s in? Yes it’s heartbreaking, but place blame where it belongs. Don’t like the laws? Change them, don’t insinuate it’s the enforcement of the laws that is problematic
— CC (@MadDog_TX) April 12, 2019
But people had responses for his critics.
You have issues. You are not a good person
— Jack (@jackinatx) April 12, 2019
Did people read the article? The family was seeking asylum, not breaking laws. The whole incident is appalling. No child should be sent away without his or her family.
— Marcat (@mjmkatz) April 12, 2019
And for each criticism there were several more supportive comments.
America needs more men like you. Willing to stand up for what is right. THANK YOU.
— sweetteaforme (@sweetteaforme) April 12, 2019
sending that small child at 11 to El Salvador is like why not just take a gun now and just shoot her and get it over with parent Lee no one has any heart left why would you even send any child anywhere at 11 by themselves she’s a baby
— Esther Rodriguez (@Esther188rod) April 12, 2019
Why is this legal?
— William White (@revbootsy) April 12, 2019
Omg!!! The poor child. Ye as American people need to rise up against these disgusting horrid people doing this to innocent children and adults.
— Catherine O’Reilly (@SeptimaKCD) April 12, 2019
It’s not every day I feel a need to express my admiration for a police Chief. But today’s the day. You have my admiration , sir.
— No Whackadoodlery (@sbaio_blcked_me) April 12, 2019
Unfortunately in the era of trump Judeo-Christian values is to support NetanYahoo, absolving the pussy-grabber by the Evangelicals, and demanding the resignation of the mestizo pope by the ultra right.
— Motecuhzoma II (@MOTECUHZOMA2) April 12, 2019
The girl’s lawyer plans to appeal the deportation order.