CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This week, new Mecklenburg County sheriff Garry McFadden announced an end to the 287(g) program.
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The program allowed sheriff's deputies to enforce federal immigration law, including arresting and detaining illegal immigrants.
Thursday, ICE responded with a statement, stating that Charlotte should expect a more visible presence from the agency in the city.
On Friday, a rebuttal came from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, which reads, "Sheriff McFadden is committed to doing his job to keep the community safe. The sheriff's office is looking forward to a positive working relationship with ICE."