Nearly 400 sheriffs across the country are calling on the Republican-controlled Congress to follow through on President Trump’s popular immigration agenda by securing the nation’s porous borders and criminalizing sanctuary cities.
Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, has gathered with about 380 sheriffs from across America, representing 40 states, to ask Congress to push Trump’s agenda that would help decrease and end illegal immigration to the United States.
“Enough is enough,” the sheriffs write. They continue, saying:
The sheriffs faulted Congress for failing to enact reforms that would drastically reduce illegal immigration to the U.S., writing that their lack of effort to end illegal immigration has “undermined our ability to keep our communities safe.”
Illegal immigration, resulting in 12 to 30 million illegal aliens now living in the U.S., has come at not only the expense of American citizens, but also local law enforcement agencies that do not have the resources or manpower to take on the issue.
Sheriff Hodgson is requesting Congress pass Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) “Securing America’s Future Act,” which would:
- Authorize full construction of a border wall
- Mandate E-Verify to keep illegal aliens from taking American jobs
- Reduce overall legal immigration to the U.S. to raise the wages of American workers
For pro-American immigration reformers, for months, the Goodlatte plan has been considered the best option for the Republicans in Congress to help Trump fulfill his immigration promises.
Though the plan would allow a small group of illegal aliens to stay in the U.S., the amnesty would be offset with immediate reductions in legal immigration, whereas the country currently admits more than one million legal immigrants every year.