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Chatham board rescinds ICE resolution that opposed enforcing federal immigration laws

Posted Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - At its meeting on June 6, 2011, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to rescind a resolution adopted two years ago that opposed local governmental agencies contracting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to assist with enforcing federal immigration laws.

County Commissioner Chair Brian Bock said the 2009 resolution expressed an opinion on local law enforcement that the current board majority does not share. “The majority feels that it is important for the Sheriff's Office to be able to perform its mission of enforcing laws, including those related to illegal immigration, without pressure to do otherwise from the Board of Commissioners.

 
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