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Chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party Shares Thoughts On President Trump

Mar 17, 2017

Roman Jimenez, Chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party was a recent guest on KRWG’s In Focus. On the program, Jimenez shared what he says he wants people to know what the Republican Party stands for.

“We stand for the liberties that have been given to them. Their inalienable rights to free speech, their inalienable rights to own property, to make their voices heard and to live basically a free life over an intrusive government,” says Jimenez.

In 2016, Donald Trump was able to win the presidency without any political experience, and Jimenez says it was a very interesting election cycle.

“It showed us that the people were able to take back control of their government,” says Jimenez.

Jimenez says that people were unhappy with politicians from both parties.

Kicking off his presidential campaign, Donald Trump drew sharp criticism about his remarks about Mexican immigrants saying, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Jimenez says that he took the context of Trump’s words into account.

“My interpretation of what he said was that not only are we getting good people from Mexico that want to make a better life, but Mexico is also allowing for bad people to come into our country, which I don’t disagree with,” says Jimenez.

Jimenez says he’s seen the danger in our society, after serving many years in law enforcement.

“I spent a lot of times of the front lines dealing with cartels, drug dealers, sexual predators. We do have a lot of the criminal element here as well,” says Jimenez.

President Trump has vowed to get tough on immigration enforcement and federal agents have conducted raids across the country. A raid conduced by agents last month took place in Las Cruces prompting a protest and a march that shut down Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. Jimenez says that raids have been happening for a while now, and the Obama administration apprehended hundreds of thousands of people who were suspected of being in the country illegally. He says these raids are being focused on criminals.

“75 percent of them from what I know of the people that were detained and arrested were serious criminal offenders, yet we don’t hear that in the media” says Jimenez.

Jimenez says it’s important for the entire message to get out about criminals being apprehended.

was a recent guest on KRWG’s  In Focus. On the program, Jimenez shared what he says the Republican Party stands for.

“We stand for the liberties that have been given to them. Their inalienable rights to free speech, their inalienable rights to own property, to make their voices heard and to live basically a free life over an intrusive government,” says Jimenez.

In 2016, Donald Trump was able to win the presidency without any political experience, and Jimenez says it was a very interesting election cycle.

“It showed us that the people were able to take back control of their government,” says Jimenez.

Jimenez says that people were unhappy with politicians from both parties.

Kicking off his presidential campaign, Donald Trump drew sharp criticism about his remarks about Mexican immigrants saying, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Jimenez says that he took the context of Trump’s words into account.

“My interpretation of what he said was that not only are we getting good people from Mexico that want to make a better life, but Mexico is also allowing for bad people to come into our country, which I don’t disagree with,” says Jimenez.

Jimenez says he’s seen the danger in our society, after serving many years in law enforcement.

“I spent a lot of times of the front lines dealing with cartels, drug dealers, sexual predators. We do have a lot of the criminal element here as well,” says Jimenez.

President Trump has vowed to get tough on immigration enforcement and federal agents have conducted raids across the country. A raid conduced by agents last month took place in Las Cruces prompting a protest and a march that shut down Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. Jimenez says that raids have been happening for a while now, and the Obama administration apprehended hundreds of thousands of people who were suspected of being in the country illegally. He says these raids are being focused on criminals.

“75 percent of them (raids) from what I know of the people that were detained and arrested were serious criminal offenders, yet we don’t hear that in the media” says Jimenez.

Jimenez says it’s important for the entire message to get out about criminals being apprehended.

This is the fist of a two interviews with Roman Jimenez, Chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party.