The following is from Bryan D. Cox, Southern ICE Director regarding the facts on the 287g program and its relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

  • The Henderson County 287g program remains in operation as of 2.25.19.
  • All persons encountered through 287g programs have a “criminal background” as the program exists only within the confines of detention centers to screen persons who’ve already been arrested and booked into jail on local criminal charges.
  • No person is encountered via 287g unless they’ve already been criminally arrested by local law enforcement for a violation of North Carolina criminal law.
  • The 287g program grants absolutely zero additional arrest authority and does not empower local law enforcement to arrest a person based upon their immigration status. It’s solely a screening tool that takes place pursuant to a criminal arrest already made.
  • The only persons encountered via 287g are persons who have been criminally arrested. If a 287g program is rescinded, and ICE is forced to conduct more at-large arrest operations, that is likely to result in more unlawfully present persons being encountered by ICE, not less.
  • Stats for Henderson County: FY18 the Henderson County 287g program encountered and screened 44 foreign nationals pursuant to their arrest in Henderson County. Of those 44 foreign nationals, 24 had prior criminal convictions before their most-recent arrest that resulted in their screening through the 287g program.  The program screens all foreign nationals who come through the jail, and Henderson County screened persons of Cuban, European and Middle Eastern nationalities in addition to Mexico and Central America.
  • Here are the total number of encounters and removals for Henderson County for the past three years
  • FY18 287g: Henderson County: 44 encounters (24 with prior criminal convictions before most-recent arrest), 39 removals (32 with criminal convictions)
  • FY17 287g: Henderson County: 82 encounters (75 with prior criminal convictions before most-recent arrest), 30 removals (26 with criminal convictions)
  • FY16 287g: Henderson County: 58 encounters, 5 removals
  • Per the U.S. Census Bureau, 7.5 percent of the residents of Henderson County are foreign born: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/hendersoncountynorthcarolina. Compare the total number of arrests made in Henderson County during FY18 and then compare those numbers, claims of racial profiling simply are not supported by those stats.
  • Should any county choose to withdraw from 287g it is important for persons to understand that does not mean immigration enforcement will decrease in that location; in fact, it’s likely such an area would see a greater ICE presence in the community, as in jurisdictions that do not cooperate with ICE the agency has no choice but to target specific persons on the streets that it otherwise would’ve taken into custody at the detention center.

 FACT SHEET:  Illegal Immigration Impact on the U.S.

  • In 2017-2018, roughly 235,000 illegal immigrants were arrested on various criminal charges or convictions within the interior of the United States—including roughly 100,000 for assault, 30,000 for sex crimes, and 4,000 for homicides. https://heritageaction.com/toolkit/immigration-toolkit
  • Monthly Child Rape Charges by Illegal Aliens In NC: for complete list of all years http://www.ncfire.info/

January 2019 in NC: 17 illegal aliens arrested for 171 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC http://www.ncfire.info/january2019.pdf

December 2018 in NC: 20 illegal aliens arrested for 52 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC http://www.ncfire.info/december2018.pdf

November 2018 in NC: 21 illegal aliens arrested for 91 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC http://www.ncfire.info/november2018.pdf

October 2018 in NC: 22 illegal aliens arrested for 81+ child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC http://www.ncfire.info/october2018.pdf


  • Cost of Illegal Immigration

63% of Non-Citizen Households Access Welfare Programs

Compared to 35% of native households


The number of children from immigrant households in schools is now so high in some areas that it raises profound questions about assimilation. What's more, immigration has added enormously to the number of public school students who are in poverty and the number who speak a foreign language. This cannot help but to create significant challenges for schools, often in areas already struggling to educate students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. https://cis.org/Report/Mapping-Impact-Immigration-Public-Schools

  • The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers  

At the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion to cover the costs incurred by the presence of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens. That amounts to a tax burden of approximately $8,075 per illegal alien family member and a total of $115,894,597,664. The total cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling. In 2013, FAIR estimated the total cost to be approximately $113 billion. So, in under four years, the cost has risen nearly $3 billion. This is a disturbing and unsustainable trend.