The Colorado Supreme Court denied the incumbent El Paso County Sheriff’s appeal in the recent lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU brought suit on behalf of illegal immigrants the Sheriff had detained upon request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The ruling District Court Judge laid the blame – correctly – on the Sheriff’s decision in 2015 to terminate a joint immigration enforcement effort with ICE known as the 287(g) program. In denying the Sheriff’s appeal, the Colorado Supreme Court agreed with the District Judge who noted:
“…if the Sheriff were to enter into a formal written agreement with ICE pursuant to section 1357(g)(1) (a so-called ‘287(g) agreement’)…(it) would provide the authority to arrest that is missing from this case. Significantly, (it) existed in the past. The Sheriff’s Office entered into a 287(g) agreement with ICE in 2013, which it terminated in 2015.”
YOU, the taxpayers will be on the hook for this rookie mistake. YOU will pay for the settlements, the lawyers, the court costs. YOU will foot the bill for the incumbent Sheriff’s avoidable error.
Read my earlier post about the Sheriff’s decision to drop enforcement actions, thus paving the way for a de facto Sanctuary County in El Paso: The TRUTH About Immigration Enforcement in El Paso County.
- I will bring back the 287(g) program.
- I will join with ICE to go after and clean up criminal illegal immigration.
- I will deter those who would come here illegally and threaten the safety of our communities.
- I will fully support President Donald J. Trump’s immigration enforcement policies.