The Henderson County Commissioners Meeting on Wednesday March 20, 2019 regarding the 287g program partnership with ICE
After the March 20th Commissioner meeting, I received phone calls from folks who attended wanting to know what actually happened because they were totally confused by the comments by the commissioners. Do they or don't they support 287g?! Good question. It was hard to tell. Read more here.
Please contact your commissioners and make sure they know where you stand on maintaining 287g program and the partnership with ICE.
Only a chorus of voices, yours included, will make the difference.
FYI: Jane Bilello's response to the Times News and Lightning articles regarding Griffin's accusation of spreading misinformation and the lack of commitment from the commissioners.
Sheriff Griffin is incorrect when he says there has been misinformation circulated about 287g. The information publicly put out is directly from ICE and our Southern ICE Director. There were more than seven signature pages of residents urging the Commissioners to convince the sheriff to maintain 287g for the sake of safety of Henderson county residents. While we all appreciate the commissioners inviting the sheriff to the March 20th meeting, we were frankly dismayed at the lack of commitment one way or the other for maintaining the program. The best thing to happen now is for the ICE director to come to a commissioner meeting and publicly state the consequences of terminating the program. Perhaps hearing the consequences of termination directly from ICE may persuade our commissioners to come off the fence sitting.