By Ken Paiva. Originally published on fallriverreporter.com.
DARTMOUTH – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson rallied about 130 Sheriffs from across the country in an effort to increase communication between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement in communities from coast to coast.
In a recently sent letter to U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, Rob Portman and Rick Scott, America’s Sheriffs urged them to introduce and pass federal legislation that would require DHS to notify local law enforcement if it will be placing illegal immigrants in their communities.
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office stated that with the Biden Administration set to eliminate Title 42, experts have estimated hundreds of thousands of migrants will be crossing the border into the United States in the coming months.
“My home, my family and my heart are in Bristol County, Massachusetts, and I swore an oath to do everything I can to keep the people of Bristol County safe,” Sheriff Hodgson said. “As part of this oath, I joined about 130 of my fellow Sheriffs in urging increased communication on illegal immigrants being bused, flown and placed in neighborhoods across the country.
“Bristol County residents Christopher Mills and Sabrina DaSilva lost their lives at the hands of illegal immigrants. North of Bristol County in Milford, Mass., Matthew Denice lost his life when he was dragged to his death by a drunk illegal immigrant behind the wheel,” Sheriff Hodgson continued. “I fully believe that not every illegal immigrant in our communities has criminal intentions, but to reduce the risk of harm, this is the responsible thing and the right thing to do to give Bristol County residents the maximum opportunities to be safe.”
Sheriff Hodgson was invited to a roundtable discussion before these members of Congress last year on the topic of illegal immigration, and this letter served as a follow up to that discussion, which was carried on C-SPAN.