Sheriffs from all over the United States attended a border summit in McAllen, Texas. Pro-illegal immigration groups like the Center for New Community (CNC) are criticizing sheriffs in the U.S. for attending this and other summits. CNC is keeping track of these seminars by flagging these meetings on a map on their website. The two-day summit was put on by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
Sheriff Aj (Andy) Louderback of Jackson County, Texas, received a call from a member of the Center for New Community asking him if he was going to attend the border summit.
Sheriff Louderback told Breitbart Texas that he was not used to strangers calling him about his whereabouts but added, “The Sheriffs in America have to deal with crime in their states, including crime by illegal aliens. We have added problems because of the federal government’s stance on criminal illegal aliens, most notably, it’s Priority Enforcement Program (PEP).” Louderback is the immediate past president of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.
As reported by Breitbart Texas in early October, border state sheriffs had a strong reaction to a report that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was set to engage in the largest one-time release of federal prisoners. Six thousand inmates are receiving early release. Two thousand of those released are “foreign citizens” who officials claim “will be quickly deported.” As reported by Breitbart News, the first release occurred this weekend. The sheriffs met in McAllen on October 30th and 31st.