More than 100 new North Carolina inmates face deportation under a program launched in July that checks the immigration status of those entering the prison system.
State prison officials say 125 new inmates have been served with
Secretary of Correction Theodis Beck says the state is now imediately steering possible illegal immigrants entering the system to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The secretary said ICE agents are now physically present at the state's four largest admission centers a few days each week and visit smaller centers if necessary.
An agency spokesman also says 785 inmates in the system already
had deportation detainers before the new program began.
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