As you are aware, today, 4/17, the Henderson County Commissioners met at 9AM at the Historic Courthouse. The Immigration Customs and Enforcement agent was scheduled to come to report on the 287g program - what it is and what it isn't. Two days ago, I received a message that the ICE agent was postponed. Postponing the ICE agent to report today on 287g was not only disappointing, but made little sense. We were left asking ... Why?
What we heard today at the meeting regarding the renewal of 287g was ‘hopeful’ but not definitive
The Good: The Commissioners approved two Sheriff and Detention positions and they are sending a letter to the sheriff expressing their support for 287g. This all seems to be a step in the right direction to encourage the sheriff to renew the program. As you know, on April 9th, nine of us met with the sheriff. At that time, he also indicated that he was going to renew the program. This was all very welcome news.
A good part of the discussion with the sheriff had to do with education of the public, especially the growers and the illegals they employ.
The Questions: Why then would the ICE agent be postponed if he is coming to us with factual information - what 287g does and what happens if terminated? (This is a counter balance to the Sheriff's report on March 20th). This information can only serve to bolster the renewal of 287g while giving our community an opportunity to become enlightened.
We were hopeful that these three issues would have been resolved or almost resolved today. They continue to be with us: (1) the sheriff renewing the 287g program (‘soon’ means when?) and (2) the commissioners publicly supporting this safety net with either a resolution (a request as far back as December 3rd, 2018) or releasing the letter to the sheriff to show their support, and (3) education of the community regarding the program.
Until we get answers or a resolution to these issues, be assured we will remain steadfast and eagle-eyed vigilant. (I did write a follow letter to the commissioners regarding the above. I will keep you apprised.) We're not going away and we will continue to make sure that this issue remains front and center. It's a matter of public safety!
What can YOU do??
The Hendersonville Times and the Lightning were at the meeting today. The articles will probably appear in tomorrow's paper. Be sure to comment.
Please contact Henderson County Commissioners
. Thank them for addition of (2) Sheriff and Detention positions. Please ask why ICE wasn't at the meeting and for a public support of the program with either a resolution or their letter to the sheriff expressing their support for 287g.
Remember, this is your neighborhood! Thanks and remain vigilant. A step at a time.
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