Counties across the United States are starting put into place immigration enforcement policies allowing them to detain and start deportation proceedings for illegal aliens that they arrest. The latest is Davidson County in Tennessee where Sheriff Daron Hall has filed a formal request with the Department of Homeland Security to start using the Delegation of Authority Program from the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1996.
This allows local law enforcement to screen if someone is illegal and start deportation without having to rely on Federal authorities.
Sheriff Hall is not alone as the Department of Homeland Security has a large pile of requests from counties across the country.
Nashville City Paper
... officials with at least two sheriff’s offices in Middle Tennessee said they hope to follow in Davidson County’s footsteps as soon as possible. ... Williamson County is also eager to follow Davidson County’s lead.
... the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association is only now learning about the program, as well.
“We have not looked into it, but we will be looking into it,” said Robertson County Sheriff Gene Bollinger, who is the current president of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association. “If it works there, there’s no reason we can’t piggy back off of [Hall].”
...a source close to the ongoing discussions between Hall’s office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office responsible for granting Hall’s application said applications from counties across the United States have begun to pile up in Washington, D.C. Davidson County is currently in a mandatory 30-day assessment period, which the Department of Homeland Security imposed upon its receipt of Hall’s letter on Aug. 31.
Eager to streamline Davidson County’s entry into the program, Hall has said he will call the Department of Homeland Security “on day 31.”
Good luck Sheriff Daron Hall and thank you from the rest of America for doing your part to enforce the law
It still amazes me that there are people out there fighting against sheriff's who are trying to enforce the law and get criminal law breakers off the streets. We should start calling these people what they are "pro-criminal".
I have just read that Robertson County increased by 2,000 percent in ILLEGAL immigration. TWO THOUSAND PERCENT.....I wonder how many ILLEGALS pay property taxes? How many have insurance? How many are criminals? They are here ILLEGALLY, and they are overtaking our country, and our County.
Please do something NOW about ILLEGALS....
Posted by: Anonymous on August 10, 2007 10:48 PM