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Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff Chuck Jenkins has made headlines for the tough stance his department takes on illegal immigration.
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Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff Chuck Jenkins has made headlines for the tough stance his department takes on illegal immigration.

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins has been an outspoken supporter of strong immigration enforcement, since his election in 2006. His department was one of the first in Maryland to join a controversial federal program allowing sheriff's deputies to enforce federal immigration laws. Last week, Jenkins, a Republican, returned from a fact-finding trip to the Texas border, where he and other sheriffs got a first-hand view of how authorities there are handling the influx of Central American children and single mothers crossing the border illegally.

WAMU Senior Reporter Armando Trull spoke with Sheriff Jenkins at his office in Frederick.

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