Midland County Sheriff Looks Into Illegal Immigration Problem 3/26/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
March 26, 2013
MIDLAND CO, TX – Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter says there is an influx in illegal immigrants coming into West Texas.
Painter recently attended The Western States Sheriffs' Association with sheriffs from 13 different states.
At the conference, they discussed with federal agents the jurisdiction lines and limitations connected to detaining illegal immigrants.
Painter says that he understands families’ desire to come into the US for a better life. However, the process of illegal immigration puts the families’ lives at stake and pushes the jail to capacity.