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New Jersey sheriff’s office seeks to enforce immigration law

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey sheriff’s office is seeking to enroll in a program so its officers can enforce immigration laws.

The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/2mK11w3 ) obtained documents showing the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office has requested to join the 287(g) program in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement would train three officers. Those officers would investigate and process for deportation county jail inmates who are in the country illegally.

About two dozen residents protested the agreement during Tuesday’s Cape May County freeholder meeting.

Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton says the corrections officers would work exclusively in the jail and would not be stopping anybody on the street.

The Monmouth and Salem county sheriff’s offices and the Hudson County Corrections Department participate in the program.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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