Greg Ball’s plan for the New Year
In announcing his re-election bid (and making clear he won’t be running for Congress) Assemblyman Greg Ball promised to keep pushing a state bill that would help pay for immigration-enforcement training for local police.
Municipalities across the country (locally in Brewster) are clamoring for such training, though many police departments have rejected the idea. The 287(g) program allows trained personnel to investigate and detain people on immigration charges. Ball, R-Carmel, told Fox News that he will try to get counties and sheriff’s departments to sign up for the program. And he described the local illegal-immigration situation by saying, “We’re beginning to see rapes, murders, gang activity. We’ve never seen this before.”
Fox interviewer: “Are all the results of illegals?”
Ball: “Right. What you see is, illegal immigration is illegal. And when you subsidize and embrace illegal behavior, it breeds more illegal behavior.”