LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin and 25 fellow lieutenant governors sent a letter to President Donald Trump in support of the men and women who serve America through the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The letter applauds the important work done by ICE and CBP to enforce our laws and protect the American homeland and criticizes the "Abolish ICE" movement. Below is an excerpt from the letter:
"The protection of our nation's borders is vital to upholding the rule of law, ensuring the safety of our citizens, and protecting our national security. Unfortunately, the men and women who serve in ICE and CBP currently face an unprecedented political assault from those on the political extreme, and our law enforcement officials deserve to know they have the support of the overwhelming majority of the American people, including our elected officials."
The entire letter, signed by Lieutenant Governor Griffin and 25 of his colleagues, can be viewed here.
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.