Sheriffs to ICE: ‘Fed Immigration Policy Has Failed,’ Refund Cost of Housing Illegals

CNSNEWS — The Major County Sheriff’s Association (MCSA) has called on the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agency to implement and abide by a set of six new principles while handling illegal aliens. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, MCSA details that, if implemented, the six principles will “secure our nation’s borders effectively, while ensuring we are using taxpayer dollars in the most efficient way possible.” Among the six principles, the first step is to “gain and maintain operational control of all U.S. borders.” The remaining five steps are more difficult if border security is not achieved first. The MCSA also wants the federal government to reimburse the local law enforcement since “it is not the fault of locals that federal immigration policy has failed and therefore, the financial burden should not be borne by these agencies.” [Read More]