SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA.com) - Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight says he will not allow the US government to house illegal immigrants in his jail.
In the past few months, Border patrol has been inundated with a huge influx of immigrants. Many of them are minors crossing the borders without their parents.
In the past 8 months alone, 57,000 immigrant children have been apprehended, mostly from Central America.
Jails across the country have reportedly cooperated with the federal government to house some of these illegal adults and juveniles as the government deals with a huge backlog.
But Sheriff Knight has no desire to bring the illegal immigrants here.