The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said it identified an average of nearly one illegal immigrant a week among those arrested during the first year of a controversial program to screen the immigration status of those detained on criminal charges.
Thirteen months after the Harford County Sheriff’s Office began checking the immigration status of the people it takes into custody, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler issued a press release saying that implementing the controversial program was “the right choice.”
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Since the program’s inception at the detention center, the Sheriff’s Office reported, 105 individuals arrested on state charges were identified as needing further screening. Of those 105 individuals, 44 were identified as being in this country illegally and a priority for federal deportation procedures. The individuals identified as
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