Chapman joins high-level officials at the White House to discuss immigration reform
Chapman joined Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, senior law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former New York, Los Angeles and Boston Police Chief Bill Bratton at the White House, according to a statement released Thursday.
Chapman and other law enforcement officials discussed the roles, responsibilities, concerns and impact local law enforcement has with undocumented immigrants in their respective communities.
“It was an honor to be asked to participate in this small, select group of law enforcement officials chosen, nationwide, to meet at the White House and to discuss immigration reform,” Chapman said in a statement. “I was happy to hear a variety of opinions, suggestions, and solutions offered by the attendees, and to represent our community concerns in the immigration debate.”
Chapman, a first-time sheriff in Loudoun County who took office in 2012, spent decades with the DEA.
The sheriffs and chiefs had the chance to examine a multitude of ideas and concerns with IACP President Craig T. Steckler, DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin, Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West and Director of White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz about the challenges and successes in their local jurisdictions. They were also briefed on current policy and programs.
On Feb. 4, a bipartisan group of senators released a framework for broad immigration reform including a conditional path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, reforms to the legal immigration system based upon the needs of the economy, creation of an employment verification system and an improved process for admitting future workers.
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