"Campaigning on an anti-immigrant platform is hardly a vogue far-Right strategy limited to those in the Beltway.
Across the country, some local sheriffs – apparently as concerned with provoking fear among their constituents as they are with actually protecting them – have built their careers on it. County Sheriffs Paul Babeu, Sam Page, and Chuck Jenkins, for example, have solidified their reputations as anti-immigrant hardliners far beyond the boundaries of their respective jurisdictions.
And they did so by aligning themselves closely with the flagship group of the organized anti-immigrant movement, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
With his recent announcement to hold a rally of sheriffs in Washington, D.C., on December 10th, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, has moved in earnest to join the ranks of those aforementioned – just as he did at this summer at FAIR’s “National Sheriffs Boarder School and Tour.” Together, it seems, they aspire to become the next Sheriff Joe Arpaio."MORE AT: