New sheriffs in Wake and Durham will no longer cooperate with immigration agency
[News & Obsever] RALEIGH - Newly elected Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker said Friday that his office will no longer participate in a controversial immigration program.
For years Wake has been part of 287(g), which allows local law enforcement agencies to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify and eventually deport people living in the country illegally who have been charged with a crime.
Baker announced the end of Wake’s participation at a news conference Friday afternoon.
"We serve a lot of communities," Baker said as he stood next to Uriel Rodriguez, a middle school student he met while campaigning. "We want to make it so that the Wake County Sheriff’s Office treats everybody the same and improves the quality of life for each and every person. It’s about humanity. It’s about just caring for people. That’s a large part of what this office will be doing, moving forward."
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-12-09