ASHEVILLE – There is a scourge of officials elected to the most ‘Law and Order’ position of any county – Sheriff – that are making a concerted efforts to avoid the whole ‘Law and Order’ thing when it comes to criminals illegally in our country.
Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller announced Tuesday that his office, which operates the 600+ bed jail, will no longer honor ICE detainers.
“It is vital that members of our immigrant community can call the sheriff’s office without fear when they are in need of assistance from law enforcement.”
An ICE detainer requests that law enforcement agencies continue to hold people arrested on criminal charges up to 48 hours beyond when they would’ve otherwise been released from jail — a determination made by the court system, not law enforcement personnel. The purpose of these holds is “to allow (the Department of Homeland Security) to assume custody for removal purposes,” according to a statement on ICE’s website.”
So instead of holding criminal, illegal aliens for two extra days so ICE can pick them up and ship them out, this Sanctuary Sheriff would rather release them back into the community to disappear into the shadows again. All so the other illegal aliens can feel comfortable calling law enforcement? Illegal or not, I wouldn’t feel more comfortable knowing that possibly violent criminals with no incentives to cooperate with law enforcement are being let back into the community.
The sheriff’s office complains about costs of housing the detainees – a whopping $5,000 for all of 2018 – but how much costs are borne by communities with significant (and protected) illegal alien populations? It wasn’t long ago that nearby Iredell County busted full-fledged cartel members in the country illegally selling pounds of meth. How likely is it that Buncombe County attracts it’s own cohort of illegal drug runners knowing that it is essentially a Sanctuary County?
Read the rest about this disappointing trend here.