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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards rips Cooper's veto of ICE bill

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The political squabble continues in Raleigh over the Legislature's bill forcing sheriffs statewide to comply with federal with customs enforcement agents' detainer request.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | 287g

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Supporter defends Hawkins after 287(g) critic demands he resign

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George Pappas, an immigration lawyer, has been demanding that Henderson County stop cooperating with federal customs enforcement officers by holding undocumented inmates who are subject to being deported.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | 287g | George Pappas

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Attorney blasts, Griffin defends renewal of 287(g) agreement

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Under pressure from the Board of Commissioners and Tea Party speakers at board meetings, Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced last week he plans to renew a partnership with federal immigration officers to hold undocumented crime suspects in the county jail.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | 2018 sheriff election | 287g

Henderson County News

Griffin to renew ICE pact

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Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced Thursday that he plans to renew a contract to continue cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security through the 287(g) program. Griffin, who had said during the 2018 campaign for sheriff that he was not sure he would renew the ICE agreement, made the decision after numerous residents had appeared before the Board of Commissioners since January to express support for the program and after commissioners, last week, agreed to send a letter urging him to continue the program.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | ICE office | 287g | ICE

Henderson County News

County commits to funding 287G program

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Whatever the cost, Henderson County commissioners are prepared to pay to continue partnering with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in the 287G program, which aids in identifying and deporting undocumented immigrants arrested for violating state laws. That was the clear message commissioners delivered on Wednesday to Sheriff Lowell Griffin, who has said the ICE program, once considered a way to land federal money to support local law enforcement efforts, is a burden on local taxpayers that does not pay itself.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | Tea Party | Lowell Griffin | 287g

Henderson County News

Supporters of 287g urge county to keep ICE partnership

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Tags: immigration | 287g | migrant workers