Frederick County, Maryland, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said sanctuary counties that shelter illegal immigrants pose a risk to the entire nation, on “Fox & Friends” Thursday.
Jenkins met with President Donald Trump at the White House with other local sheriffs on Wednesday to discuss the issues of illegal immigration and possible reform strategies. (RELATED: San Francisco Sanctuary City Laws Might Protect Serial Rapist From ICE)
“Well, the purpose was bringing sheriffs from across the country to discuss issues involving illegal immigration and border security — what we saw as problems, what we saw as maybe solutions, also talk with his policy staff,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins said the cracks from illegal immigration are starting to show in Frederick County, mostly in the form of drug trafficking and an overall spike in crime.
“In Frederick County as across the country, listen we’re seeing the impact of illegal immigration crime — the drugs that are pouring into the country,” he said. “We talked about border security. We talked about detainers, the issues with criminal detainers. We talked about detention and bed space across the country for [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]. We also talked about what we were going to do as far as the strategy for border security.”
The polices of sanctuary counties frustrate him, Jenkins said and claimed they are having a negative effect on all of America.
“We all feel the impact of this all across the country,” he concluded. “When we have a county or a state that borders us, that’s a sanctuary county, we certainly feel the impact because criminals know no borders.”
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