During the 2011 Texas State Legislative Session, Antolin Aguirre with the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, was giving testimony on Senate Bill 9 that would allow law enforcement to question a suspects immigration status. Aguirre, who has been in the United States since 1988 does not speak English.
Senator Chris Harris (R) from Arlington stopped Aguirre’s testimony by asking his interpretor, “Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988? Why aren’t you speaking in English then?”
See video above.