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Sheriff: Arrest Elected Leaders of Sanctuary Cities


Bristol County, Mass. Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says elected officials of sanctuary cities should be arrested.

Sheriff Hodgson told Fox & Friends Thursday, that if you openly defy federal law it shouldn’t matter if you are an elected official or not.

“Look, any elected official in this country that openly defies federal law - under section 1324 - clearly states anyone who knows someone to be in the country illegally and attempts to harbor or conceal them commits a felony under federal law up to five years per alien,” Hodgson said.



“And elected officials shouldn't be held less accountable for consequences when they violate federal law than are their constituents. So they can't take license because they are elected officials and decide if they don't have the courage or will to go to Washington and lobby to change the law, don't tell us that you are going to decide how it's going to go or tell law enforcement to turn our backs on our oath.”

Hodgson’s statement on Fox & Friends echoes the testimony he gave to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.



“Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if we never formed or turned a blind eye toward sanctuary cities,” Hodgson said.

“If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” Hodgson declared.


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