In a surprise move on Wednesday, Fairfax County’s out-of-touch and overzealous Sheriff unilaterally took it upon herself to risk the safety and welfare of 1.2 million Fairfax citizens, especially the most vulnerable—first and second generation immigrants in the Latino community.
Democrat Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid curtailed Fairfax County’s cooperation with federal authorities charged with enforcing immigration law in the United States. As stated in The Washington Times:
Fairfax County’s jail will no longer comply with federal immigration authorities’ detainer requests on illegal immigrants, the sheriff announced Tuesday, joining the number of communities that are balking at assisting President Trump on immigration.
(The Sheriff) said her department will still share information on people booked into the jail with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But it will not hold them beyond their regular release time, she said
Often, ICE agents faced with huge workloads need the now prohibited detention extensions that are often required to process custody and deportation paperwork. Without the extensions, illegal immigrant criminals will be turned loose on their communities.
Two Latino generations in the county, parents and children, are the number one victims of the crimes being perpetrated by illegal immigrant gangs as they seek to establish their presence in the county.
Here is the Left’s hypocrisy on full parade: implementing a law enforcement policy that harms the very Latino community that it claims to be protecting.
Make no mistake, the Sheriff’s decision—apparently supported by Chairman Sharon Bulova and the Democratic Board of Supervisors—is another attempt to make Fairfax County an official “Sanctuary City” where illegal immigrants are protected.
This decision by Sheriff Kincaid and her Democrat backers will encourage more illegal immigrants to come to the county which, in turn, will: 1) hurt the economic opportunities for low-skilled workers already residing here, and 2) drive these economically displaced workers to resort to crime to earn a living.
Sheriff Kincaid has a duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States and to work with Federal agencies to uphold all laws, including all immigration laws.
At a time when President Trump and his Republican administration are making America great again, Fairfax County residents must suffer through Democrat political and law enforcement leadership hell-bent on degrading their safety and living conditions.