With a “new sheriff” in Washington DC, there is a new impetus in America for enforcing the law. The issue of immigration is one of the issues where this will cause a change in the way things are done. Many law enforcement executives are forging ahead and working together with “Sheriff” Trump to get rid of illegal criminal aliens. Sheriff Dave Clarke, of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, is one of the most active and vocal. When asked by a reporter if he would go along with the federal program known as 287G, which deputizes local peace officers as federal agents for immigration enforcement, Clarke replied in the affirmative. Here, as published at constitution.com, is the story:
“Apparently, liberals have become so deranged that they now protest when the law enforcement officers they hire… try to enforce the law. I’m not kidding.
“The latest example of this precious bit of liberal insanity comes to us from Milwaukee County where the brilliant (and very popular) Sheriff, David Clarke, was recently forced to face down a liberal protest after announcing that his officers would enforce our nation’s laws.
AP reporter inquiry:
Does Sheriff Clarke plan to enroll the sheriff’s office into the portion of the 287G program in which local law enforcement officers will be deputized by the federal government to function as immigration officers, helping with investigations and the detention and apprehension of immigrants?
“Yes I will. President Trump made it clear with his Executive Order on enforcement of our immigration laws. No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens. I will assign as many deputies to this initiative as I can. It is a public safety priority. I will not have a Kate Steinle-type incident happen in Milwaukee County. I am obligated to protect people from criminal illegal aliens as I am from all criminal predators.
I cannot be more clear on this. The U.S. is a sovereign nation with borders that have to be enforced and protected. According to the US Constitution, the CONGRESS has the authority to set lawful immigration rules, not a mayor, a governor, a city council or county board. Nobody has a RIGHT to come to the U.S.
You can however make a REQUEST to come here through our immigration service.
“The U.S. has an interest in controlling its borders for many reasons, chief among them are for 1) national and domestic security reasons, 2) to prevent the spread of infectious diseases e.g. H1N1 flu, Ebola, and 3) to control the number of another failed nation’s refugees which would overwhelm America’s limited public services.
There must be a zero tolerance for allowing people to illegally enter this country and establish permanent residency.
We finally have a President who has a sense of urgency about faithfully defending our borders and I am going to help as outlined under an Executive order for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to partner with local law enforcement.”
CSPOA supports the courage of Sheriff Clarke, who is a member and former CSPOA Sheriff of the year.