The Department of Homeland has finally issued the revised agreement that would govern the participation of dozens of localities, including Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, in the Section 287(g) Program according to the DC Examiner. So far, there are few details, but nothing reported to date would indicate any significant change in how our local law enforcement helps remove criminal illegal aliens from our community. Prince William County has until early October to accept the new agreement, or terminate participation in the program. My suspicion is that the changes have more to deal with the Administration’s running battle with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona rather than us. “Sheriff Joe” has brilliantly used the Section 287(g) Program and other authorities to conduct workplace raids and immigration sweeps in the troubled Phoenix area, something Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane would never have the guts to do. That has drawn the ire of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, and this seems to be one of the ways DHS is trying to reign in this maverick who is getting tremendous results while really upsetting a lot of liberals.
I’ll try to get more information on what these changes are specifically, and what they may mean for us as soon as possible.
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