ICE Agent Coming to the Henderson County Commissioner Meeting, Wednesday, April 17th and nine of us have a meeting with Sheriff Griffin, April 9th!
During the presentation, Sheriff Griffin maintained that the 287g program is a burden on the jail as well as the Henderson County taxpayers.
He also claimed that the community would be as safe without the 287g program partnership with ICE as with it because the Sheriff's department has an on-going close working relationship with the ICE office presently located in Hendersonville
. However according to research on the current contract between Henderson County and ICE, Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
, these claims appear to be incorrect. Therefore, the following questions must be answered. Please read this important document ... See here.
In light of the above ...
Send emails and leave phone messages for the Henderson County Commissioners thanking them for inviting the ICE agent to come to the April 17th Commissioner meeting and to request they publicly support 287g with a Resolution.
Send LTEs to papers thanking Commissioners for hosting ICE and requesting a Resolution in Support of 287g see here for media info
Contact Sheriff Griffin expressing your support for continuing 287g for safety's sake.. Please always be polite and state the facts as we know them.
Sheriff's Office Communications
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
4) Pack the house by attending the April 17th Commissioner Meeting at 9AM when the ICE agent will report. We need lots of speakers. (On Dec 3, 2019 meeting, we had 9 who spoke during the Pubic Comment Period. There were many others in support in the audience. Please consider speaking again and maybe a few new folks!) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me at 209 986 3845 to let me know you are attending/speaking.
Contact Info for Henderson County Commissioners:
Jane contacted the commissioners, circled back around with Bryan Cox, Southern ICE Director, and will be contacting WWNC, 570AM radio talk show host Pete Kaliner who has been talking about the merits of termination vs renew of 287g.
We cannot emphasize enough that your voice in this matter is what's going to make a difference if you don't want us to wind up like Buncombe.
Leaving this to someone else is not an option!