[Watch] Sheriffs Coaliton Demands Federal Action- Border Situation Spiraling Out of Control
Donald Reay, The Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriff’s Association, speaks on behalf of a coalition of five sheriff organizations which released a position paper calling upon the federal government to work in partnership with border sheriffs as well as sheriffs throughout the United States in correcting the problems created through the open Mexican border. They note that the problems created affect all Americans and do not stop at the border.
Sheriff Reay describes the program as coming together through the efforts of Sheriff Andy Louderback of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. He put together members of his organization with those of the National Sheriffs’ Association, The Western States Sheriffs’ Association, The Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition and The Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition.
Reay details how their group has provided not only a statement to the problem as seen by a consensus of the sheriffs but they also have provided solutions.
Among those recommendations are: no amnesty, revising the guest worker program and creating a database of illegal offenders to include DNA, iris scans, and fingerprints.
In response to a question regarding the current reduced levels of border-crashers, Sheriff Reay says that the current reduction is a good thing, but there is no guarantee that it will continue and it is also not the only aspect of the problem.
The Central American UAC minors have been used as a diversion to allow other illegal crossings of a much more serious nature to take place undetected.
Sheriff Reay says “We have no idea of how vast a problem we have with the diversion created by these children just walking up and turning themselves in. He also reminds the host that “Sheriffs are not immigration officers and that they don’t want to be immigration officers.”
He points out, that they deal with the immigration problem from a public safety perspective, saying “That is what is critical to us as we look at the social, the economic and the health impact within our communities.”
Host Clayton Morris adds that we’ll see where the set of proposals get with the federal government and if the Obama administration is even paying attention.
The Obama regime is surely paying attention, and plotting, as they maneuver around the law and those such as the sheriffs, who are enforcing it.
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