Tarrant County Commissioners Extend Immigration Enforcement Program

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Tarrant County commissioners are hearing some backlash after voting to extend a controversial immigration enforcement program.

Deputies had to escort an angry audience out of commissioners court after the vote yesterday that renewed program 287g which allows Sheriff’s Deputies to act as immigration (ICE) agents.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley says he knows the vote won’t make many people happy, but if it stops one person from being assaulted, he says it’s worth it.

As commissioners voted, onlookers began yelling in disagreement.

Ultimately the Commissioners voted 3-2 to extend the program.