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ICE makes the Alamance County jail a short-term detention center

ICE makes the Alamance County jail a short-term detention center

The entrance to the Alamance County Detention Center.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement a short while ago announced that the Alamance County Detention Middle will no for a longer period hold immigration detainees extended-time period.

“This transform is due to restricted operational use and considerations about problems, including a absence of out of doors recreation,” according to the ICE announcement.

ICE declared it would quit using Etowah County Detention Heart in Gadsden, Alabama, in the identical news launch and lower back its use of two other jails in Florida and Louisiana.

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The relationship involving ICE and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office environment goes back again to 2007, when it grew to become the next in the condition to sign up for the 287(g) system. Named soon after a part of the Immigration and Countrywide Protection Act, the 287(g) program lets ICE deputize local regulation enforcement agencies, qualified and sworn to uphold point out law, to implement federal immigration regulation. ICE phone calls it a drive multiplier. It also authorizes community jails to hold ­­­­­immigrants ICE has detained beneath agreement.