380 Sheriffs from 40 states around the nation sent a letter to members of Congress demanding action to secure the border and end sanctuary city policies.
“We’re calling on Congress to take action now, on the security issues at the border and against sanctuary policies in our states, cities and towns. These sanctuary policies directly undermine and limit cooperation and collaboration between local, state and federal law enforcement, making it harder for America’s sheriffs to protect our citizens and legal residents,” said Sheriff Hodgson.
Hodgson admonished California’s for its threat to prosecute law-abiding business owners if they cooperate with law enforcement to identify and remove lawbreakers.
“We cannot have law-abiding citizens threatened with criminal prosecution for cooperating with the very people who they trust to protect them,” the Sheriff said.
“Congress’ inaction undermines sheriffs’ ability to protect our citizens. Sheriffs across this country have signed this letter because Congress cannot continue to weaken our efforts to make our communities as safe as possible,” National Sheriffs’ Association Executive and CEO Jonathan Thompson said.
Confusing and obviously illegal sanctuary city policies have forced Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to conduct daylight raids to capture criminal aliens which puts officers and the public at increased risk.
“This not only puts our law enforcement at serious risk for danger, but further puts them in an untenable situation of violating our oath and promise to enforce the law,” the Sheriff’s said in their statement.