A fuzzy picture at commissioners court when it comes to the position on 287g.
Only this Commissioner has the courage to state his position publicly.
Harris County Commissioner Gene Locke
Harris County Commissioner Gene Locke issued a statement Thursday that read: “I am disappointed with Sheriff Ron Hickman’s decision to renew the 287(g) program that allows Sheriff’s Office personnel to conduct criminal investigations with U.S. immigration officials. I am urging Sheriff Hickman to reconsider and allow 287(g) to expire in Harris County on June 30.
“As I have stated publicly on many occasions, I am adamantly opposed to 287(g) because it is a bad policy that separates families and puts sheriff’s deputies in an unfortunate position of acting as immigration officers. We all agree that communities must be kept safe and protected from criminals who are intent on harming innocent people. But 287(g) is not the proper law enforcement tool to accomplish those goals.
The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice appeals to Commissioners on Harris County Commissioners to exercise their fiduciary responsibility the controversial immigration program.287g.
How can the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), consider entering into Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Harris County for its Sheriff’s Office.
When the Harris County Jail been under investigation by the Department of Justice civil rights division for its conditions and treatment of inmates as far back as 2008.
In addition, the decisions of at least two Circuit Courts, which ruled the ICE detainers as unconstitutional,