In response to the letter “Sheriff Should Disavow FAIR” in last Friday’s Enterprise (October 11), I did in fact attend the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Badges and Angels Conference, in Washington, DC.
However, I did not see or hear anything relating to the numerous hate groups and white supremacists organizations as mentioned by the letter writer. I did attend briefings given by the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol, but what I found of most value was the information I received in talking to my brother and sister sheriffs, many of whom are from border states. The Mexican side of the border is controlled by the cartels that are making a fortune through illegal activity, including human trafficking, narcotics smuggling such as fentanyl, heroin, meth, and marijuana, as well as allowing gang members and terrorists across our border without detection.
The letter writer failed to mention the Angels part of the Badges and Angels Conference. The Angels are the many families from across the United States, including Massachusetts, who have lost a family member due to the actions of an alien who was in the US illegally. These mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, and other family members have suffered the tragic loss of their loved one at the hands of an illegal alien. The Angel Families have one goal: they want to make sure that the loss and suffering they have experienced does not happen to your family, and so do I.
James M. Cummings
Barnstable County sheriff