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Letter Supporting Alejandro Mayorkas for DHS Secretary

Letter Supporting Alejandro Mayorkas for DHS Secretary As law enforcement leaders, we are writing to support the confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas for the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mayorkas has a wealth of valuable experience in DHS leadership roles and has previously been confirmed three times by the U.S. Senate, […]

Jan 15

Law Enforcement Support Peaceful Protest, Condemn Threat of Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of Election Day, the following is a statement by leaders of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force: “In this contentious year and election season, we respect and support people’s right to peaceful protest. We will not stand for violence or intimidation, on the part of anyone. We are committed to protecting […]

Nov 02

Over 80 Law Enforcement Leaders Support First Responders Bill

December 2, 2019 Dear Member of Congress: We write in support of the Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act (H.R. 2378), a bill that would help the families of public safety officers who die in the line of duty. A very similar bill (H.R. 6580) passed the House of Representatives in September 2018 but […]

Dec 02

Over 50 Law Enforcement Leaders Send Letter to Immigrant Communities

Dear Immigrant Communities: As members of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF), we want to assure you and communities across the country that local law enforcement serves to keep everyone safe. Following the tragic Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Texas, and raids the following week in Mississippi, we know that many immigrants in […]

Aug 29

Over 40 Law Enforcement Leaders Call for Adequate Care for Children in Detention

Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Acting Secretary McAleenan: As law enforcement leaders dedicated to preserving the safety and security of our communities, we write to express our concern about the reports of possible unacceptable conditions for children in the custody of the federal government. We are members of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task […]

Aug 14

Law Enforcement Leaders Call for an End to Shutdown

Dear President Trump and Members of Congress: As law enforcement leaders who support commonsense immigration reforms consistent with public safety, we write to express our deep concern with the partial shutdown of the federal government. State and local law enforcement work constructively with federal law enforcement to combat drug trafficking, gangs, organized crime, and other […]

Jan 22

Nearly 70 Law Enforcement Leaders Support First Responders Bill

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader  United States Senate  Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Charles SchumerMinority LeaderUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: We write in support of the Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act (H.R. 6580), a bill that would help the families of first responders who die in the […]

Dec 10

Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Alternatives to Family Detention

Speaker Paul Ryan United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   Majority Leader Mitch McConnell United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   Minority Leader Charles Schumer United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader […]

Jun 27

50 Law Enforcement Leaders Send Letter to Senate on Proposals Related to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

February 15, 2018 Dear Senator: As law enforcement leaders dedicated to preserving the safety and security of our communities, we have concerns about legislative proposals that would attempt to impose punitive, “one-size fits-all” policies on state and local law enforcement. Rather than strengthening state and local law enforcement by providing us with the tools to […]

Feb 15

LEITF Co-Chairs Write to House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

February 13, 2018 The Honorable Raúl Labrador Chairman Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security U.S. House of Representatives 1523 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Zoe Lofgren Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security U.S. House of Representatives 1401 Longworth House Office Building […]

Feb 13

Law Enforcement Leaders Implore Congress to Act on Dreamers

December 14, 2017   Dear Member of Congress: As law enforcement leaders who support commonsense immigration reforms to ensure the protection of our communities, we write to express our support again for a bipartisan legislative solution to allow Dreamers — young people brought to the United States as children — to remain in the United […]

Dec 14

60 Law Enforcement Leaders Support Bipartisan Solution for Dreamers

October 2, 2017   Dear Member of Congress: As law enforcement leaders who support commonsense immigration reforms to ensure the protection of our communities, we write to express our support for a bipartisan legislative solution to allow Dreamers – young people brought to the United States as children – to remain in the United States […]

Oct 02

Law Enforcement Leaders to Congress: Help Us Promote Safety, Trust

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police chiefs and sheriffs are speaking out today about legislation that would undermine their ability to ensure public safety and work with immigrant communities. 

Jun 28