Massachusetts sheriff squawks over Bristol County being used as illegal immigrant dumping ground

(H/T Instapundit) I honestly do not get what the administration thinks that it is doing, here.

Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis.

“We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson.

“The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.”

I mean, I understand the concept of Playing fast and loose with the rules for (perceived) short-term political gain. I don’t like such things, but I understand them.  But Barack Obama has apparently decided to lean – shoot, impose – on various locales across the country without checking with them first. Did he really expect that officials in Bristol County, Massachusetts were going to be pleased to be assigned a bunch of illegal immigrants without so much as a by-your-leave? …And without resources to take care of them, naturally.

Seriously, it is one thing to scre… ah, ‘negatively impact’… politicians and officials associated with your opposition.  It is quite another to do the same to people who are actually on your side.  There’s an unconscious – if not instinctive – arrogance and political ignorance being displayed here by Obama that simultaneously worries me for the country’s sake, and fills me with a dark partisan glee for November…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

6 thoughts on “Massachusetts sheriff squawks over Bristol County being used as illegal immigrant dumping ground”

  1. He seems to think there’s a pecking order and he’s at the very tip-top. Those below will shut up and march smartly, nevermind separation of powers between State and Federal.

    For a red-diaper lefty, that’s quite a military-like way of thinking.

  2. Is Sheriff Hodgson a Democrat? I only ask this out of sheer morbid curiosity. This is, after all, a political blog. We need to know these things.

  3. I am at the point where I welcome the invaders going to Leftist areas of the country. Let them have their share of the disease, crime, and financial and human costs. Here in the West, ICE has long refused to pick up illegals when arrested or when they are released from prison. In my state, 17% of our prison inmates are illegal aliens, mostly in for sex crimes on minors and dealing hard drugs. Just what we need more of. Let Massachusetts have their share and what they are owed from the past.

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