Harris County Sheriff Backs out of Collaboration With Immigration Detention Program

Due to cost burdens with other needs in the Sheriff’s office, Ed Gonzalez announced late Tuesday an intention to opt out of a voluntary program with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Program 287 allows ICE to work with local law enforcment in detaining illegal immigrants. While the decision is only impacting a voluntary program, the implications of the decision will likely put the Sheriff at odds with the Governor, who is already feuding with Travis County Sheriff citing the city as a ‘sanctuary city.’
(Video: KPRC 2 News)

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