California sheriff criticizes Obama on immigration

Nov 20, 2014 4:27 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A sheriff in Northern California is harshly criticizing President Barack Obama's approach to illegal immigration after the recent fatal shootings of two deputies, just as the president announces an executive action on the issue.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones vowed to crusade against illegal immigration after the shooting rampage last month by a Mexican man with a long criminal history who was in the country illegally.

In an eight-minute video posted this week, Jones says he does not directly blame Obama for the deputies' deaths but faulted him for a "hands-off" immigration policy.

Jones says most immigrants who are in the country illegally are productive, while adding (quote): "The problem I have is I can't tell which ones are good and which ones are evil, and neither can you."

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