The Alamance County Sheriff's Office Was Booted from a Federal Immigration Program Over Accusations of Discrimination. Now It Wants to Rejoin.

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office Was Booted from a Federal Immigration Program Over Accusations of Discrimination. Now It Wants to Rejoin.

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to rejoin a federal program that allows local law enforcement to carry out immigration enforcement duties—five years after it was removed from the program over accusations of discrimination.

The agency’s involvement in the 287(g) program was terminated in 2012 as the U.S. Department of Justice investigated racial profiling at the Sheriff’s Office. The DOJ filed a civil rights lawsuit saying the ACSO “routinely discriminates against and targets Latinos.”…

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