Jason Cisneroz, a community service officer in Houston, is troubled. His job
in the nation's fourth largest city is to forge good relations between the
police and Hispanic immigrants, a population typically wary of blue uniforms.
"A couple of days ago there was a witness to a burglary of a motor vehicle,"
he said. "She saw the suspects run to a certain place and with items they
stole from a car, but she was afraid to come to police, she was in fear they
would ask for her papers." Police officials have been warning about the
unintended consequences of Trump's immigration dragnet. They caution it will
further isolate immigrants who are in the country illegally and are victims
of crimes like sexual assault. In Houston and in other U.S. cities, police
and immigrant advocates say: it's already happening. Unauthorized immigrants
living in Texas have a double whammy. Under President Trump, federal agents
have stepped up the arrests of immigrants, even those without a criminal
record. And a