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Malheur County sheriff backs repeal of state sanctuary law

Malheur County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sgt. Greg Romans (left) laughs at a comment from Sheriff Brian Wolfe last week. Wolfe recently signed a letter that calls for the repeal of the state’s sanctuary law. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – Sheriff Brian Wolfe said he does not want to start rounding up undocumented immigrants.

That stance may seem to be at odds with Wolfe’s recent support of a letter that urges the dismantling of the state’s 30-year-old sanctuary law.

Last month, 15 of Oregon’s 36 sheriffs signed a letter that appeals for support of Ballot Measure 105, a proposal on the November ballot that will revoke the state’s sanctuary edict. Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin penned the letter. Sheriffs from Gilliam, Harney, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Douglas, Curry, Coos, Klamath . . .