Sheriff David Clarke has long been one of President Donald Trump’s closest allies in the country.
Now, he’s looking to work with the new administration to help federal agents identify “criminal illegal aliens.”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has signed a letter of intent to take part in the federal government’s 287(g) Task Force/Jail Enforcement program. It trains local law enforcement and then gives it authority to enforce immigration violations.
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it currently partners with 37 law enforcement agencies in 16 states.
In response to Clarke’s announcement, the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera released a statement promising “massive resistance” to the sheriff’s action, which Voces claims could result in racial profiling, interrogations and deportations.
Here’s Sheriff Clarke tweeting his announcement:
I signed a letter of intent to Immigration & Customs Enforcement to participate in the 287g program that identifies criminal illegal aliens pic.twitter.com/Gw4aUv41ej
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 9, 2017
And his support for Trump:
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 11, 2017
Sheriff Clarke wants to enforce the law.
Of course the open borders lobby will be furious!