SHERIFF’S CANDIDATE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SANCTUARY POLICIES
La Jeunesse says policies "endanger law enforcement and residents"
April 10, 2018
San Jose—Santa Clara County Sheriff’s candidate Joe La Jeunesse is speaking out against SB 54 and so-called “sanctuary city” policies throughout California. “These misguided and irresponsible policies are increasing the danger to both law enforcement and residents, including our immigrant communities who are heavily victimized by illegal criminal gangs,” he said today.
“I commanded troops on the California-Mexico border so I know first-hand the challenges Border Patrol is facing from the crime and drug cartels. This threat is real and tangible. I swore an oath four times to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. You can not pick and choose what laws you will follow. As Sheriff, I will cooperate with all lawful federal authorities dealing with this issue and I challenge the other candidates in this race to do so as well.”
He specifically challenged candidate John Hirokawa to “stop pandering to the extremists on this critical issue, flip-flopping from being a dutiful follower of Sheriff Smith’s policies to now criticizing them and embracing these sanctuary policies which are tearing our state apart and bringing us into an ultimately futile legal conflict with the federal government.”