Readers respond: Recruit Dreamers for police bureau

Oregonian - 07-10


Portland is eagerly seeking to recruit more police officers. So are Seattle, San Francisco and Sacramento. All these cities are sanctuary cities located in sanctuary states. I wonder why police recruiters are not going aggressively after Deferred Action Childhood Arrival adults (“Dreamers”). They represent 650,000 potential candidates, some of whom speak Spanish fluently, some of whom have earned four-year college degrees (or better), some of whom are looking to become police officers and deputy sheriffs.