August 31, 2008

Georgia: Identifying illegal aliens using available federal tools: 287 (g) works in Dalton!

Posted by D.A. King at 10:24 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

“…Back at the jail in Whitfield County, Ga., just across the state line from Bradley, Lt. Wesley Lynch said 287(g) is helping residents and taxpayers.

He said the 34 inmates put into the deportation process by 287(g) since Aug. 1 had been arrested an average of 2.7 times in Whitfield County alone over the last five years. Charges include forgery, hit-and-run, failure to appear, driving under the influence, aggravated assault, drug possession and drug trafficking, Lt. Lynch said.

The same 34 inmates had spent a total of 995 days in the jail over the last five years at an estimated cost of $36,815 to the county, he said.

Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press

Georgia: Identifying illegal aliens

Dalton, Ga. — Whitfield County jailers using federal records have since Aug. 1 found 34 possibly illegal [aliens] who may be subject to deportation. — “Our officers now have the ability to hold someone at the jail and basically start the deportation process,” Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said…