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Published: Thursday, 8/15/2013

5 Ohio sheriffs push Boehner on immigration policy


HAMILTON, Ohio — Five western Ohio sheriffs are urging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to make border security and immigration policy changes a top priority.

The group and a representative of a National Sheriff’s Association committee met Wednesday in Hamilton, in Boehner’s home district, to speak with the Republican congressman’s district director about immigration policy. The sheriffs oppose immigration legislation passed by the U.S. Senate and support a resolution to give local law enforcement a broader role in immigration enforcement.

The sheriffs at the meeting work in Butler, Darke, Mercer, Montgomery and Preble counties, which border Indiana. They say the Boehner representative told them the congressman agrees with their positions on the immigration legislation and border security.

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