A Chicago Tribune article I didn’t find in that newspaper today says that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren is going to have his deputies start checking the names of those arrested with suspects’ names in Department of Homeland Security files.
So are Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupas.
The three join the sheriffs of DuPage and Kane County in the “Secure Communities” initiative.
That will result in everyone booked being checked to see if they have immigration violations, regardless of the charge, including traffic stops.
Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Daniel Beck explained to Midwest Minutemen how he was doing that over two years ago. Nygren did not attend the meeting, but has apparently now adopted Beck’s approach.
During the Republican primary campaign, challenger Zane Seipler outlined what appears to me to be a similar policy.
Articles on the general subject that you might find of interest follow:
In 2007, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran got a lot of press for seeking Immigration and Customs Enforcement certification to deport illegal alien criminals after they have served their sentence.