Please consider supporting Measure K. I will be voting yes on Measure K for several reasons — particularly the part that allows parents, if taken into custody to determine where and with whom their children would go.Measure K does not prevent law enforcement from doing their difficult job. But it does prioritize not to spend our local dollars and resources to do the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
I am concerned that a woman, a mother with children would be too afraid to call the sheriff if she needed them because of fear of deportation and separation from her children. If our sheriffs did not involve themselves with immigration I felt we would have a safer community, where people would feel they could call on local law enforcement. Remember the initiative does not stop law enforcement from arresting or pursuing someone suspected of a crime.
Robie Tenorio, Ettersburg