Human, monetary cost of illegal immigration detailed

A physical barrier along the southwest border is but one piece of badly needed enhanced border security and legal immigration policy, Logan County Republicans were told Monday in a first-hand account from two area elected officials.

GOP luncheon


Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann, left, and Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart address a luncheon Monday of the Logan County GOP. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann addressed the monthly GOP luncheon at Harold Kerr American Legion Post 173, 120 Colton Ave., Bellefontaine, and emphasized the need for stricter immigration protocols including green card screens, and underscored just how much money is being sent from Ohio to states along the southern border.


The Shelby County officials outlined a recent trip they took to the U.S.-Mexico border region of Cochise County, Ariz., and their visit to the approximately 6,200-squarefoot-mile territory roughly 15 times the size of Logan County.

They were invited to that area situated along the southeastern portion of Arizona following the recent National Police Week conference of law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C.

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