Bristol County, MA Sheriff Thomas Hodgson (R) reported that President Obama’s executive action on immigration will “make it impossible for us to be able to notify ICE when we have people that ought to be detained and deported” on Saturday’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on the Fox News Channel.
“There’s a movement around the country right now, called the Trust Act, where they’re trying to prevent us from even notifying ICE, if we have somebody about ready to be released, that has a detainer on them. I mean, this is as bad as it gets when they start to handcuff law enforcement from being able to protect the people of our communities. And that’s what’s going on here with this president’s executive order, and what he’s been doing over the last few years in regards to preventing us from working with ICE and other agencies, to keep the criminals out of our neighborhoods…now the president wants to get rid of Secure Communities, [which was ended by the president’s executive action] to make it impossible for us to be able to notify ICE when we have people that ought to be detained and deported” he stated.
He continued “our job is to make sure that we don’t let people back out in the community to victimize people. And this, exactly, sets up the opportunity for these people to get out the door, and be able to get away from ICE before ICE even has the chance, costing taxpayers more money to have them go track these people down and hope that they don’t do something to hurt somebody in the meantime.”
Hodgson also further criticized the president’s executive action on immigration, saying “this was obviously a very politically motivated executive order. It really did nothing to change anything with regards to immigration reform. In fact, it made our situation more dangerous in regards to our border.”
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