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Sheriffs to Meet With Trump, Discuss Immigration

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Rep. Debra Hilstrom shakes hands with Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Glen Stubbe)

By    |   Monday, 06 Feb 2017 09:58 PM

A group of sheriffs from around the country have been invited to the White House to talk with President Donald Trump about law enforcement issues, including immigration and sanctuary cities, the Huffington Post reported.

A spokesman for the National Sheriffs' Association provided a list of the nearly dozen participants expected for the approximate 45-minute to one-hour sit-down Tuesday, the outlet reported.

Those invited include a combination of leadership chosen by the NSA and specific people the White House requested, the spokesman said.

According to the Huffington Post, some attending are vocal Trump supporters, including:

 

  • Laramie County, Wyo., Sheriff Danny Glick, who suggested Muslim terrorists were entering the country over the Mexico border.
  • Rockwall County, Texas, Sheriff Harold Eavenson, who praised Trump for "saying what the American people want to hear."
  • Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff Rich Stanek, Minnesota sheriff who praised Trump for sparking a "patriot spring" comparable to the pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring.

 

Also on the list, according to the outlet, is Orange County, Calif., Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, whose office is among the agencies that are the subjects of a federal civil rights investigation over a tainted jailhouse informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants. 

The National Sheriffs' Association, which also has its winter meeting in Washington this week, represents more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the United States, and leans conservative, the Huffington Post noted.

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