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Henderson County is the lone sheriff’s department in Western North Carolina that participates in the federal 287(g) program.  That agreement allowed for a 25-year-old Hendersonville man to be deported after he was arrested last month, following a traffic stop.   

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials spent Tuesday in Henderson County giving an annual update on their cooperation agreement with the sheriff’s department. The hour-long presentation at the County Courthouse didn’t provide many answers. 

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials spent Tuesday in Henderson County giving an annual update on their cooperation agreement with the sheriff’s department. The hour-long presentation at the County Courthouse didn’t provide many answers. 

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested a Salvadoran man in Asheville yesterday who was released from the county jail this week.

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The American Civil Liberties Union, immigrant rights advocates and Buncombe County’s sheriff are among those applauding Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 370.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina sheriffs would be forced to honor federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country unlawfully, under a bill that has advanced at the General Assembly.

Some recently elected black Democratic county sheriffs — most from metropolitan areas — have refused to comply with immigration detainers. They've accused Republicans of trying to erode their authority and using racially tinged "code words" to target them.

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Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller will join two other sheriffs in Raleigh Wed. to denounce legislation that would force all North Carolina Sheriffs to assist federal immigration agents. 

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislation designed to address recent decisions by some newly-elected sheriffs to stop assisting federal immigration agents is resurfacing in a committee.

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As Henderson County government prepares its upcoming fiscal year budget, opponents of the Sheriff’s agreement with federal immigration authorities say their tax dollars are being misused.  

Social service agencies that work with the immigrant population say the 287(g) program with Immigration and Customs Enforcement leads to more crime and is unconstitutional.

Activists shouted chants from the steps of the historic courthouse, minutes before the regular county commissioners meeting.

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Different organizations that represent the Latinx community in Henderson County are dealing with the fallout from arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

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Buncombe County’s sheriff is standing by his decision to deny detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Western North Carolina’s two most populous counties have differing policies when it comes to working with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested nearly 300 people across North Carolina. Those arrests are still sending shockwaves throughout Western North Carolina’s Latinx community.