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4th N.J. county reportedly seeks to join feds on immigration enforcement


By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for
on March 01, 2017 at 7:56 AM

The Cape May County Sheriff’s Office has applied enter a partnership with federal immigration officials to be be authorized to enforce immigration laws, according to a report on

The Monmouth and Salem county sheriff’s offices as well as the Hudson County Department of Corrections are already part of the 287(g) program, reported.

The partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement allows officers who work for agencies which are part of the program to arrest and detain people who are in the country illegally.

Sheriff’s officers in Cape May would first take a four-week ICE training course. Every two years, they’d attend a one-week refresher course.