Trone Calls For End Of Immigration Policy In Frederick County

Trone said Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins strokes hatred and fear of Immigrants.

Frederick, Md. (BW)- Congressman David Trone wants to put a stop to the 287G Program in Frederick County.

He wrote in a letter on Friday, Sept 8, that the Department of Homeland Security should discontinue it’s partnership with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Trone sent the letter to multiple new sources that stated the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office violated civil rights and displayed patterns of discrimination. He cited constituents who claim deputies and correctional officers have harmed and harassed individuals through the 287G Program.

The 287G Program is carried out in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. The program allows local law enforcement officers to review the immigration status of jailed individuals. If an inmate is flagged for being an illegal immigrant, they may be turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The 287G Program began in Frederick County in 2008.

Frederick County is one of three counties in Maryland that has this program. There are 137 partnerships in the nation.