Former ICE Agent and Top Law Enforcement Officials Warn The Public Of The Dangers Surrounding Mikie Sherrill’s Anti-Law Enforcement Position

Former ICE Agent and Top Law Enforcement Officials Warn The Public Of The Dangers Surrounding Mikie Sherrill’s Anti-Law Enforcement Position
 
For Immediate Release 
August 1st, 2018
 
Whippany, NJ – Over the past few weeks, a radical movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has formed. Nearly 200 Democrats in the House refused to vote for a resolution in support and candidates like Mikie Sherrill have been fanning the flames and encouraging this dangerous rhetoric. Former ICE Agent, Mark Kelly, Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon and Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada are joining Jay Webber in helping to warn the public of the impact that Sherrill’s position would have on our communities.
“Radical activists have seriously distorted the mission of ICE in the media over the past few weeks,” Former ICE Agent Mark Kelly said. “I’m here to tell you how important agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are to the bigger picture of law enforcement and that the movement to abolish ICE is both naïve and irresponsible.
“In addition to identifying, investigating and prosecuting dangerous illegal immigrants, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) also plays a critical role in keeping drugs off of our streets, seizing hundreds of thousands of pounds of illegal narcotics every year, arresting violent gang members, and locking up sexual predators like the man who was arrested here in Boonton in 2013.

“The dangerous criminal alien arrested with our law enforcement partners in Boonton in 2013 is just one of many that have been identified, located and arrested by ICE here in NJ and nationwide.”
 
Jay Webber stated, “I stand with the women and men who serve and sacrifice as ICE agents and employees. It is important that our elected representatives support the law enforcement community. It is unconscionable that Mikie Sherrill stands with those who call for the abolition of ICE.  Her position is indefensible and dangerous.

“Without ICE, there would be no Operation Predator, and the pedophile that was arrested in Boonton could still be out on the street. Morris, Essex, Passaic and Sussex Counties need a Congressman who is going to support law enforcement and keep drug dealers and pedophiles off the streets.”
 
Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon added, “Just a few years ago, only a few miles from here in Boonton Township, special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and officers of the Boonton Township Police Department arrested a local resident on a charge that he distributed sexually explicit images of children from his home computer. The investigation was conducted under HSI's Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. The offender was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison. 

“We need a Congressional representative who will protect the mission of ICE. Jay Webber has proven time and again that law enforcement can count on him, which is why I give him my full support.”
 
Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada stated, “Every Sheriff's office and local police department would be in a tough spot if we did not have Immigration and Customs Enforcement supporting us, and vice versa. They’re an essential cog in the wheel of the law enforcement network that is moving at full speed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“If people want to send someone to Washington who will be tough on crime and have the backs of the law enforcement community, then they need to get out and support Jay Webber.” 
 
BACKGROUND
  
Webber Campaign Calls on Sherrill to Repudiate Radical Immigration Proposals Made at Her Event
 

Boonton Township, N.J., Man Arrested, Charged With Distributing Sexually Explicit Images Of Children
 
New Jersey man sentenced to 5 years in prison for receiving child pornography
 
Man who distributed child porn also had weapon, lots of ammo at Boonton Twp. home, police say
 
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