Urban sheriffs dropping ICE partnerships; suburban, rural counties join deportation program

Urban sheriffs dropping ICE partnerships; suburban, rural counties join deportation program
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[Ed. – Gee, seems like politics at work.]

[I]n North Carolina’s two largest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh … Democratic sheriff candidates in both counties won in November on a pledge to end participation in 287(g), a program that allows county sheriffs to help federal authorities deport immigrants living in the United States without authorization. The victors ousted incumbents who had pledged to keep the program in place. …

Urban counties across the country increasingly are withdrawing from the program, even as more conservative suburban and rural areas flock to it during the Trump administration, according to a Stateline analysis of federal and state data. Overall, the number of federal agreements with local law enforcement agencies has more than doubled, to about 75, with 45 of them signed since President Donald Trump took office two years ago. But the increase in arrests related to the program has slowed as more big-city sheriffs back out.

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