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Cooperation Agreement Cancelled between Harris County, Texas and ICE

A cooperation agreement between the Sherriff’s Office of Harris County with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come to an end.

Today, Wednesday February 22, 2017, Program 287(g) which created greater cooperation between the Harris County, Texas and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been cancelled.

Harris County is the third most populated in the U.S. with the city of Houston and is the third city after Maricopa and Los Angeles for the number of deportation of illegal immigrants. The program 287 consisted in local law enforcement cooperation with ICE, rooting out delinquent immigrants in the prisons and notifying ICE.

According to reports from EFE Agency, Ed Gonzalez, Sherriff of Harris County, has notified that they will no longer take part in this program, to take effect immediately. This promise was made during the elections and would represent savings of hundreds of thousand dollars which can be put to better use in areas of higher priority.

Information on criminal or delinquent immigrants is always available on the data base of the different prisons, so this would not create an additional security issue for those investigating and processing these illegal immigrants.

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