Right now the North Carolina state legislature is working on a bill that would force sheriffs to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers when it comes to holding illegal immigrants without detainers.
HB 370 has been filed and is currently working its way through the Judiciary committee.
It was sponsored by five Republican representatives, including the House Speaker.
If a Sheriff’s Office were to refuse to cooperate with ICE agents then the office could face a fine of $25,500 per day according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
A couple of North Carolina sheriffs currently do not comply, or have said they will no longer work with ICE officials.
Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough says he even though he plans to let a contract where ICE can use his jail to house illegal immigrants waiting deportation in April, he will obey the law if it’s passed.
Sheriff Kimbrough has said that if a federal judge has issued an arrest warrant he would jail the suspect, but if there is no federal detainer in place then he will not hold a suspect longer than he’s legally allowed.
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