Greensboro, NC -- Law enforcement officials are supposed to enforce the laws. The Alamance County Sheriff's Office is one of seven law enforcement agencies in the state that participate in the Department of Homeland Security's 287(g) program. That's another term for an agreement with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement granting them the authority to enforce immigration laws within their jurisdictions.
So they're commissioned to fight illegal immigration, but how do they do that if the same laws they're sworn to protect appear to present a barriers to enforcement?
Doctor Gerry Chapman, a lawyer and specialist in Immigration Law with Chapman Law Firm, joined Frank Mickens on WFMY News 2 at 11. He touched on how Alamance County and others are supposed to carry out 287(g), why its so hard to enforce immigration without profiling, and why there are so many undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
To hear his responses, click play in the video window.
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