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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

McClintock Applauds President Trump’s White House Round Table on California’s Sanctuary Policies

May 16, 2018
Press Release

McClintock Applauds President Trump’s White House Round Table on California’s Sanctuary Policies

El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini Meets with McClintock and Trump to Express Concerns about Illegal Aliens

“President Trump highlighted the problems caused by California’s outrageous sanctuary state policies today by hearing directly from Californians, including our El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, about the threat to public safety these policies pose to Californians. The President and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have shown tremendous leadership in confronting California state officials who have chosen to ignore federal law in order to benefit illegal aliens,” said Congressman Tom McClintock, CA-04.

Sheriff D’Agostini, who met with McClintock before the Trump meeting, told the President “we just want to do our jobs and keep our communities safe.  This bill absolutely jeopardizes public safety in our communities.  We’re not immigration officers, we never have been and we’re never going to be. We just want to be able to cooperate with our federal partners so that these folks that end up in our custody and need to be deported, get deported,” the Sherriff said.

McClintock has urged local elected officials in his Congressional District to comply with federal law in dealing with illegal aliens known to local law enforcement agencies.  McClintock has asked several County Boards of Supervisors to take a stand against state actions that thwart enforcement of federal immigration law. “These state actions place local communities in direct defiance of federal law and prevent them from protecting the safety of their citizens,” McClintock said.

“Law enforcement is alarmed at the rising crime rate caused by California’s unprecedented flouting of federal law,” McClintock said. “ I thank Sheriff D’Agostini for traveling to the White House to tell his story to the President and the nation, and for his courage in standing up for the people of El Dorado County.”

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