How would they not "permit federal officials to do something?" A threat of interference is implied.
There are numerous laws on the books regarding interference with Federal (or state officials for that matter) while they are performing their official duty. There are numerous laws on the books regarding threatening Federal officials to prevent
them from performing their duties.
It is one thing to say you won't help or you will not act; it is another to say you will "not permit."
I know I've posted the relevant USC on here several times.
Now, what we have here is a group of sheriffs sworn to uphold the law and threatening essentially to violate US law
if they don't get their way.
Meanwhile, for all the bluster, there is no new Federal law and no one is descending on their constituents; which makes
their letter even more foolish than the threat implied within its text.
Guys, if we are to prevail we have to be much smarter than stuff like this.
Again, the Governor of that state would be wise to repudiate what the sheriffs posted and take some sort of punitive
action. Its not a game, and rhetoric of the sort in that letter can have extremely serious if not dire consequences for