287 G Illegal Immigration Enforcement Program Not Likely In Eastern Carolina

A program to fight illegal immigration that brought law enforcement from all across eastern Carolina to Greenville last August appears all but dead.

Pitt County Sheriff Mac Manning says, "The reason the 287 G is not here now and probably will not be here in eastern Carolina is because it takes a significant amount of manpower and equipment. The cost of putting that program in every county would be cost prohibitive, so I don't see that actually happening here locally."

The 287 G program would have allowed U.S. Immigration, Customs & Enforcement officials to train local sheriff's departments so they could begin the deportation process locally of illegal aliens.

There is still the chance a regional 287 G hub could be established in one eastern Carolina county. Sheriff Manning says that's questionable too because of a lack of jail space.

One other program all county sheriff's offices are participating in is called Illegal Alien Queries. The program allows law enforcement to ask questions of new inmates to help determine if they're illegal aliens. That information is then forwarded to immigration officials.

The Pitt County sheriff's office has identified 11 inmates in the first four months of 2008 as being here illegally.

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  • by john Location: nashville on May 2, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    witn why didnt yall let my post up talking about the truth is they really want their 3 new cars 3 boats beach houses why cant yall let that post in?
  • by Glen Location: Washington on May 1, 2008 at 10:28 PM
    What ever happened to Common Sense? Our legal system (USA) is the next thing to being absurb, laughable and if we can find a way to insert a few more lawyers and judges the system will fail, fall under it's own weight, like the Roman Empire. What this article says in reality is that it cost so much to identify, catch and return the illegal immigrants to their homeland we can't afford it, don't have the jail space, don't have time, so just let the system stay broken. But citizens, you get caught for speeding and the system will bankrupt you with lawyer fees. Can we afford not to correct the immigration problem? Can we afford not to fight in Iraq? If we value freedom I believe we'd better wake up and use common sense. Thanks.
  • by In the Know Location: Chocowinity,NC on May 1, 2008 at 02:13 PM
    Again,I have seen myself that illegals will do anything (lie,steal & cheat) to get free government benefits...I hope Commissioner Richardson will look at the local employers who hire these illegals & ask questions,because I think he might be surprised (or maybe not) at the number of places who hire these hispanics knowing they are illegal...solution is to not shop or have anything to do with stores that hire them (and remember,the majority of them are illegal)...they hire them for one reason & one reason alone,they're cheap labor to them but you and I pay for it in the long run....
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on May 1, 2008 at 01:59 PM
    Republican candidate for Governor, Fred Smith has vowed to provide funding and aid in helping local Sheriffs enforce the law and deport illegals. Also there are few Republican sheriffs in the East. Recently there were only 2 east of I-95. I think there is only 1 now. Vote Tuesday!
  • by J Location: Kinston on May 1, 2008 at 11:21 AM
  • by Mary Location: Snow Hill on May 1, 2008 at 07:52 AM
    Once we again have our heads in the sand. Greene County is a haven for illegal aliens...they are everywhere...we all know who hires them...but I am sure that person is sitting in someones political pocket. I suggest we take it a step further..lets set up shop at the department of social services and start asking questions there...why wait until they break yet ANOTHER law and end up using up space in our jails...and if we are looking for free labor lets let some of these prisoners out on work release instead of sitting on their butts getting food and healthcare on my dime. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
  • by Joe Location: Georgia on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:41 PM
    If you remove the illegal aliens, you will easily save the money in health care, schools, food stamps, WIC, etc. to fund the effort. Don't be stupid.
  • by Glen Location: Texas on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    As long as the Elitist Contributors have their Elitist Politicians in their pockets they will fight any attempt to Secure our National Borders or Enforce our Immigration Laws completely ignoring 287g!
  • by Glen Location: Texas on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:34 PM
    Just follow the money my friend. The "political contributors" will get their "cheap labor" and not have to furnish any "benefits" because all the "benefits" for the ILLEGALS will be furnished by the taxpayers enforced and implemented by "our politicians" and their "men"(see Johnny Satan)!!
  • by Glen Location: Houston on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:32 PM
    The Federal Government refuses to secure our National Borders and enforce our Immigration Laws leaving the States to PROTECT their Citizens! Oklahoma, Arizona and several other states have implemented bills that enforce immigration laws resulting in ILLEGALS leaving their states and returning to their home country or moving to another state to drain their resources. The Chamber of Commerce always claims to follow Immigration Laws but continuously become confused about the interpretation of the law.
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