As instructions roll out from the Trump Administration on how to implement the new detention order, the immigration issue has mid-term election candidates talking.
Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, Steve Dettelbach spoke with potential voters on a swing through the Ohio Valley.
The former federal prosecutor with 20 years of experience also weighed in on the separation of families at the border.
Dettelbach said he believes American values shouldn’t be sacrificed for border security and offered this view on sanctuary cities.
“Immigration laws are the laws of the land and they should be enforced, and we should not be telling local law enforcement and federal law enforcement that they can’t communicate with each other,” Dettelbach continued. “I prosecuted a lot of terrorism cases, a lot of cases involving terrorist organizations and setting up barriers for local law enforcement officers to communicate with each other, that’s just not a good idea.”
Dettelbach also added that it should be up to the people of a city to decide what their priorities are, meaning they should decide if they want law enforcement to focus on the opioid epidemic and violent crime or immigration issues.