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US‘This is not Mexico’: Texas official criticizes county judge for speaking Spanish

19:50  27 march  2019
19:50  27 march  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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A Texas county official is facing backlash after he criticized the chief executive of a neighboring county for speaking Spanish during a news conference about a massive chemical fire.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo — the top elected official in the state’s largest county — had been speaking Monday in both English and Spanish about a blaze that broke out at a storage facility in the Houston area. The briefing was broadcast live on CBS affiliate KHOU’s Facebook page, where Mark Tice, a Chambers County commissioner, posted a comment, saying, “She is a joke.”

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A Texas county official is facing backlash after he criticized the chief executive of a neighboring county for speaking Spanish during a news Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo — the top elected official in the state’s largest county — had been speaking Monday in English and Spanish about.

A Texas official is feeling big-time heat after comments he made about a county judge who spoke in Spanish during a news conference, KHOU-TV reported. Chambers County Commissioner Mark Tice posted a comment to the livestream that read, "She is a joke. English this is not Mexico ," KHOU said.

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“English,” he added, “this is not Mexico.”

Tice later confirmed to the Houston Chronicle that he made the comment, saying, “It’s real simple. This is the United States. Speak English.”

During the news conference, Hidalgo gave updates in English and then translated them into Spanish.

Her county, Harris, is home to more than 4.6 million people, 43 percent of whom are Hispanic or Latino, according to the latest Census figures. And more than 40 percent of people in the area speak a language other than English at home, according to the Census.

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“From my understanding, there were reporters asking questions in Spanish and Judge Hildalgo responded to those questions in Spanish, with no translation given,” he wrote.

The county commissioner added that “Like many citizens concerned about the ITC fires, I was very emotional about the effect it was having on everyone. I apologize to Judge Hidalgo, the citizens of my County, and most importantly the entire Hispanic community for hastily acting out with transgression on social media. I recognize how my response could have been interpreted in a derogatory manner and for that I am sorry. I immediately regretted my choice of words. I’m not proud of my behavior, that is not the example I wish to lead by. I can only hope, in time, that my actions can be forgiven.”

A 2018 Pew survey found that 22 percent of Latinos said they had been criticized for speaking Spanish in public in the previous year; 20 percent said they’d been told to go back to their home countries.

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Hidalgo was criticized after a news conference in March 2019 in which she spoke in English and Spanish about the health implications of a massive chemical fire. "" This is not Mexico ": Texas official criticizes county judge for speaking Spanish ".

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, whose elected jurisdiction covers not only Houston, but some of The city of Houston has several officials who speak both English and Spanish , including Houston Texas borders Mexico for more than 1,200 miles, and many along that border speak both English

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Last year, a border agent was accused of detaining and questioning two U.S. citizens after he overheard them speaking Spanish.

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