When they take office, sheriffs must take an oath to uphold the law and Constitution.
A group of sheriffs is doing just that by opposing the unconstitutional designs of President Barack Obama.
In Washington this week, a group of sheriffs organized by Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson of Bristol County, Mass., converged on the Capitol to protest President Obama’s illegal amnesty order.
Joining the sheriffs were Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Texas, who stood in unity with their opposition to the executive order, according to ImmigrationReform.com.
“We’ve had 20-something-odd meetings in the White House this summer it’s reported, by stakeholders, primarily business and special interests groups,” Sen. Sessions said in his remarks.
“Not once has the (National) Sheriffs’ Association been invited.”
Surprising, considering sheriffs and law enforcement are the ones bearing the heaviest brunt from the president’s stance on illegal immigration.
“What we’re facing in Texas and in this nation is a large ‘welcome’ sign and a saloon-door mentality on our border,” said Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback, who is also president of the Texas Sheriffs’ Association.
Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Paul Babeu discussed one of the major effects of the president’s lax border policy: drug trafficking.
“Two years ago, we had the largest drug bust in the history of our state, one of the largest narco busts in the country at the time, in Pinal County led by our sheriff’s office,” Babeu said.
“Two to three billion dollars and this isn’t just marijuana,” Babeu said. “It’s black tar heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine.”
“That doesn’t stay in Arizona,” he concluded. “It goes all across the country and affects all Americans.”
Rep. Blackburn also talked about the economic effects on Americans in her remarks.
“The president talks a lot about fairness,” she said. “Let me tell you what is not fair.
“It is not fair for out-of-work Tennesseans to have to compete for jobs with those that have chosen to illegally come into this country.”
“When we can’t secure our borders, something interesting happens in our country,” she concluded. “Every state becomes a border state and every town becomes a border town.”
Obama is fond of talking about how immigration policy affects immigrants, especially those who have entered the country illegally.
It’s about time that someone spoke up for the people who should be the president’s primary concern — American citizens.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune