Times News December 16, 2018 Dolores Nuss https://www.blueridgenow.com/opinion/20181216/sundays-letters-lenient-sentence
I am writing this letter as I am in favor of not terminating the 287(g) program or the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). In regard to the caravan controversy, there are not only illegal immigrants breaking our laws, but they are also creating serious health risks to our community.
Mexico medically treated 2,200 of the migrants in the caravan and found more than 60 percent to have respiratory infections, three cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS, four cases of chicken pox and 101 cases of lice. We put our residents at risk of health hazards.
Not only are there hundreds of criminals coming across our borders as we speak, but some of them are MS-13 gang members. We need to ensure that Henderson County has the tools to keep our community safe by continuing the 287(g) program.
December 14th, 2018. Times News
As I talk to people and mention 287(g), many are unaware of the program. I’ve explained the program, as was started by Sheriff Rick Davis and continued by Sheriff Charles McDonald. It was put into place for protection of citizens.
Law enforcement works with ICE Agents. If people break the law and are arrested, they are fingerprinted, and if found to be in this country illegally, they are turned over to ICE and ICE deports them.
In all good sense, why would the new sheriff want to eliminate this program, or is this termination for selfish political reasons? Is this how he got elected?
Several questions: Why are social justice churches and Catholic charities supporting/promoting illegal immigrants to be in our country, thus forcing us to become a sanctuary state? Where is the money coming from to support these migrants?
Once again, the health risk is great, but the financial burden is greater. What is going to happen to this good ol’ USA of ours?
Dolores Nuss, Hendersonville