November 17, 2012
Boston Hearald -- November 16, 2014
At least two fed-up Bay State sheriffs are urging hundreds of other lawmen from across the country to join them on a march on Washington, D.C., next month aimed at forcing President Obama to abandon his plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
“The message the president is sending to American citizens is, ‘I don't respect the immigration laws of the United States and I don't think you should either,' ” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, who is organizing the mass mobilization. “We're hoping that when people see all of the sheriffs stepping forward they'll feel empowered to join us in sending a clear message to Congress and the president that this idea of creating amnesty is really outrageous and it is just plain wrong.”
Hodgson and Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. plan to take part in the Dec. 10 march that will culminate with a meeting with Republican leaders at the Capitol building. Hodgson has sent a rallying letter to sheriffs nationwide urging them to join him.
“Sheriffs across this country are tired of being marginalized,” Hodgson said. “We need to make it clear that we're the ones with the boots on the ground at the border and we are saying loud and clear that the situation there is getting worse and worse.”
Related: “Never before in our nation's history has it been so important for the American sheriffs to stand united and speak with one voice to secure our nation's borders,” --Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson of Bristol County, Mass.
ABP Note: Glenn Spencer has booked his reservations to go to this rally.