REPORT: 3,000 Sheriffs send alarming warning to lawmakers drafting immigration deal

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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Some 3,000 sheriffs from around the country are urging lawmakers and administration officials crafting an immigration packages to drop a proposed cap on the number of illegals aliens ICE can hold, warning it will free over 8,300 criminal immigrants and endanger the public.

In a letter to House and Senate negotiators, the National Sheriffs’ Association and Major County Sheriffs of America said, “This dangerous congressional proposal not only jeopardizes the risk of our national security, but hinders our law enforcement officers from effectively enforcing and upholding the law and protecting their communities.”

The article goes on to state the following:

According to reports, the emerging deal does not include the money President Trump wants for a physical wall and it does not include the number of beds Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it needs to house illegal immigrants arrested inside the United States.

The Washington Examiner posted the following excerpts from the letter:

Any legislation that reduces ICE’s detention capacity would hinder its ability to perform its national security and public safety missions, but also impact local law enforcement’s ability to protect the communities they serve. In order to meet the cap being tentatively proposed by Congress, ICE would be compelled to release thousands of aliens from custody. To achieve the 16,500 adult average detainee population (ADP) caps for the remaining 7 months of the fiscal year, a net reduction of 9,264 adults by the end of this fiscal year would be required.

“Approximately 72 percent of ICE’s current detention population is subject to mandatory detention due to the alien having certain convictions or having committed certain acts. Over 90 percent of ICE’s arrests are aliens who have a criminal conviction, have been arrested for a criminal offense, or have been previously removed. Placing a cap on ICE detention beds will undermine the efficacy of the immigration system and reduce the number of aliens who are removed from the United States.”

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  1. B February 9th, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Build the damn wall you idiots!!!!


  2. Jeanne Lewis February 9th, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    These people proposing this craziness DO NOT BELONG IN THIS COUNTRY! They are TRAITORS AND ARE NOT AMERICANS! HAVE THESE
    Because we are going to need it!


  3. Patricia Hamilton February 9th, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Do not do this type of deal. TOTAL INSANITY


  4. Quercus February 9th, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Take a look at the photo at the top of this article. See that bollard FENCE? It’s not a wall and unless improved, can be scaled, cut or dug under. More important then a fence, is more boots on the ground and aggressive enforcement of current immigration laws.
    As for those that contend that a fence will stop drug traffic, most drugs come through port of entries or by water. In fact a lot of drugs come into the Southeast US by way of submarines. These craft are small one man submersibles made out of concrete. They are towed most of the journey. They are powered by battery to shore.


  5. Gary Harrington February 10th, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Can no longer be ignored that our politicians seem to be on the take, selling out our sovereignty.


  6. Sue February 10th, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Dumbest deal yet! Why are the Democrats so hell bent on hurting the citizens of the United States? I’m so sick of their bad choices just because they don’t like President Trump.


  7. Richard February 10th, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Solution: Ship them right back across the border into Mexico, just like the Mexican Federales do. Tell them; “Congratulations you made it the U.S.A., now goodbye.”


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