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Alumna Invited to White House Briefing on Immigration Reform

 Alumna Margaret Mims (MPA, 2005), Sheriff of Fresno County, was invited to a White House briefing on immigration reform in mid-May. She was one of nearly one hundred law enforcement officers attending the event.

The briefing covered a bipartisan immigration reform bill now winding its way through Congress. Mims said she is concerned about the involvement of foreign cartels in trafficking people and drugs, and is worried that undocumented residents of the San Joaquin Valley are particularly vulnerable to such criminals.

Sheriff Mims has been a peace officer since January l980. She was elected Sheriff of Fresno County in November, 2006, becoming the 25th person to hold that office. She was the first female deputy sheriff to attain the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Sheriff, and to be elected to the office of Sheriff in the history of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

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