Bristol County Sheriff To Meet With White House To Discuss Local Cooperation With ICE
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is scheduled to meet with senior White House officials Monday to discuss policies on illegal immigration and local cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The event, titled "The Salute to the Heroes of ICE and CBP," will host Hodgson, as well as a group of about seven sheriffs from across the country.
Hodgson said he is concerned about efforts to stop an ICE program that trains his officers to help federal immigration agents find and deport illegal immigrants being held in jail. He has called the program critically important for law enforcement.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, a civil rights group that operates in Massachusetts, has challenged Hodgson in court about his department's participation in the program.