Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The U.S. Border Patrol's required proficiency in Spanish historically has made the agency a vital link to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in need of language translation assistance, but that service no longer will be available.
"It doesn't make any sense to me," Sheriff Estrada said. "We're here to help each other out. That's what law enforcement is all about. I don't know why the policy was changed. I don't think they have been overwhelmed."
"My view is that we in law enforcement try to be as helpful as we can," he said.