ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC – Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where he met with other Sheriffs from across the nation, as well as President Trump and Vice President Pence, at the White House to focus on immigration reform and border security. One of the projects announced by the Sheriffs at that meeting is poised to have a major impact on the safety and security of the American people.
Sheriff Sam Page and the group of 43 Sheriffs from 35 states announced the roll out of a National Sheriffs' Association crowdfunding website www.SheriffsWall.org to raise money to help fund construction efforts of a wall along the country's southern border.
"Some members of Congress have refused to act on the security aspects of immigration reform, as thus, have done nothing to stop the flow of drugs such as Heroin, into our neighborhoods", said Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page. "This refusal to act also does nothing to stop the scourge of human trafficking or transnational gangs terrorizing communities across America. It is clear that we, as America's Sheriffs, must come together and act for the safety of the people we have sworn to protect. We will not sit idly by while our neighborhoods become more dangerous and the citizens we serve face greater risk. If we fail to secure our sovereign borders, every Sheriff in America will become a Border Sheriff."
These tax-deductible contributions go directly to the Department of Homeland Security through the National Sheriffs' Association. Legal counsel on both sides have worked to ensure contributions go directly to a special account that can only be used for the border security wall project.