Two sheriffs from large suburban Atlanta counties who cooperate with federal authorities under the federal 287(g) program to apprehend and deport illegal aliens have written letters to Georgia’s U.S. Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson opposing President Barack Obama’s nomination for a federal judgeship of DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez. Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren declare that Lopez’s service as a longtime director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) show that he aligns himself with “a radical organization” that, in the words of Conway, “promotes blatant disregard of existing federal immigration laws.”
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