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TX Sheriff: US Neglecting ‘Criminal Factor’ on Border

TX Sheriff: US Neglecting ‘Criminal Factor’ on Border

Bexar County, TX Sheriff Susan Pamerleau (R) argued that focusing on the “humanitarian” aspects of illegal border crossings has “created vulnerabilities,” specifically taking “the emphasis away from the criminal factor” on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

“We certainly support humanitarian efforts for those who are oppressed and appear on our borders, but the singular focus on humanitarian issues created vulnerabilities, which, with all the focus on undocumented immigrants and undocumented children, took the emphasis away from the criminal factor” she said.

Pamerleau added that illegal immigration “taps out resources for social services, puts a burden on that, and also takes away from funding that’s needed to make sure that we keep that border safe,” and reported that her county has seen massive amounts of gang violence, with “over 600” identified gang members in the county’s jail from up to 42 different gangs.

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