Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard ordered the law enforcement employees on Friday to keep getting some information about the immigration status of random people amid traffic stops, captures and similar police work.
His decision came only a couple of hours after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered an official request that forbids state organizations and police from getting some information about the immigration status of people.
“Our officers have sworn a solemn oath to uphold the law,”
stated Sheriff Howard in an announcement for the media on Friday.
“Today, I have instructed my Deputies to continue enforcing the law, irrespective of Governor Cuomo’s executive order.”
The order by Sheriff Howard instructs authorities to ask about the immigration status of individuals. Howard says the order falls in accordance with the strategy set by the national government.
“There is no duty more important than protecting our citizens and upholding the rule of law,”
“As Sheriff, part of my job is enforcing our constitution and the law, regardless of what cheap political points Albany politicians are looking to score.”
Howard is looking for another term as sheriff and will confront Democrat Bernie Tolbert in the November Race.
Cuomo will look for a third term as senator in 2018 and is viewed as a potential presidential nominee in 2020.
All credits for the video goes to channel “HOT NEWS HEADLINES DAILY.”