Law & Crime: North Carolina Sheriffs Clash With ICE Officials After Series of Unwanted Immigration Raids by Colin Kalmbacher:
Over the past week, nearly 230 people in North Carolina have been rounded up by black-jacketed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. And local sheriffs are not at all happy about the wide-ranging immigration raids.
“The recent actions of ICE agents are making persons in our community afraid of law enforcement,” Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead said in a statement. “The decision I made to not honor ICE detainers was in part to help all of Durham’s people feel safe and encourage our residents to feel like they can trust my deputies – and law enforcement in general.”