Citizens ask sheriff and ICE to drop illegal immigrant detainment program

WFTX Published December 11, 2017 1 Plays

Rumble The Collier County Sheriff's Office is hearing calls from local activists to end a federal program that they believe unfairly targets illegal immigrants, claiming the initiative gives deputies a license to discriminate. The Collier County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, on the 287(g) program since 2007. It allows deputies to detain suspected illegal immigrants for 48 hours, while ICE determines if they should be deported.