[Rockingham County, N.C.] -Rockingham County (N.C.) Sheriff Sam S. Page will be in Washington DC on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to meet with White House officials on illegal immigration matters, and to urge Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security.
Sheriff Page will join almost 50 other Sheriffs from across the country as a united group of elected law enforcement officers at a media event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. Joined by some members of Congress, this group of Sheriffs will share their experiences and public safety challenges associated with illegal aliens, and call on Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security and reform the immigration system.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriffs will participate in a roundtable discussion at the White House with administration officials and policymakers. Hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the round table will focus on immigration, border security and discuss the importance of collaboration between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. These partnerships can help to maximize law enforcement’s potential to identify criminals in communities and remove them from neighborhoods.
“On Wednesday, I will be joining nearly 50 others Sheriffs from around the Nation in a Round Table discussion at the White House on the urgency of acting on immigration reform,” Sheriff Sam S. Page said. “As the Chief law enforcement officer of my county, I have sworn to protect the citizens that elected me to office, and I believe Congress’ inaction hinders my ability to do that. It is my understanding that the Sheriffs joining me will be expressing similar concerns. If we fail to secure our borders, every Sheriff in America will become a ‘Border Sheriff’.”
“During our visit to the White House on Wednesday, we will be discussing these challenges faced by America’s Sheriffs.” Sheriff Sam S. Page continued. “We will also take the opportunity to express our thanks to President Donald J. Trump and his administration for their support of America’s law enforcement. I appreciate the administration and staff providing us the opportunity to meet and discuss these pressing issues. As Sheriffs, we view this opportunity to push for meaningful immigration reform as a way to uphold our promise and our commitment, to the people who elected us to protect them.”