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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Newly elected Democrat ends Maryland county's jail immigration-screening arrangement

A Maryland county is ending its contract with the federal government to screen detainees for immigration status, county officials announced Thursday.

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, a Democrat, campaigned against the program, which went into effect last December under Pittman’s Republican predecessor. Pittman, who was joined at a news conference by county police Chief Timothy Altomare and Terry Kokolis, the superintendent of the county’s detention facilities, said public safety officials determined the program doesn’t have a meaningful effect on keeping people safe.

“Our county detention staff should be focusing on local law enforcement responsibilities rather than furthering controversial federal immigration policy,” Pittman said.

Under the 287(g) program, county detention staff screen people taken into custody for allegedly committing crimes to determine their immigration status.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

public safety officials determined the program doesn’t have a meaningful effect on keeping people safe.

More stupid statements from DUMBO-CRATS -- Wait till one of their releases kills someone in the county, then Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo

Anonymous said...

But it is not a crime to enter the U.S. or any other country without a passport or a visa... go figure that one!
So let's pick and chose which laws we will enforce,Anne Arundel county law and Maryland state law! Just not any federal laws because they don't agree with our ideals, right?

Anonymous said...

It's a crime to be in this country illegally...hello??? I assure you that if a federal crime(say drug smuggling) is committed you can bet your last dollar you will be locked up! smh...

Anonymous said...

maybe when one of those released illegal criminals get out and further their careers murdering some innocent family the responsible parent will show up and return the favor to this ahole! nah, never happen in this pansy state of liberal fools!

Anonymous said...

What is he afraid of? Losing votes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making Anne Arundel County and our state Capitol unsafe place.

Then you have Chuck Cook over there supporting #PitifulPiman on Facebook. Two liberal Jack Off's!

Anonymous said...

He says he wants to "focus on local law enforcement" and not illegal immigration issues. So in his mind if an illegal rapes, robs or murders in his county it isn't a "local law enforcement" issue?
Dems sure have a twisted way to ignore reality.

Unknown said...

Maryland pols and the ones who foolishly vote them into office are a big part of what's wrong with this country. Smarten up and stop giving these evil people power. They will kill you with it.

Anonymous said...

“Our county detention staff should be focusing on local law enforcement responsibilities rather than furthering controversial federal immigration policy,”

Huh, and I thought being an illegal was a local law enforcement responsibility.

Silly me.

Anonymous said...

No wonder this county is a SHITHOLE.

Anonymous said...

Under Obama it Was.