Last week The Charlotte Observer reported about the success of Mecklenburg County’s illegal immigration enforcement program, in
cooperation with the federal government. Over a seven-month period
deputies identified 930 aliens among arrestees, causing a jail space problem. But of those, 128 have already been
deported and the remainder of them are in process to be shipped out.

Today I’ve got an op-ed in The Washington Examiner
calling for a more expansive program from the Department of Homeland
Security, so that other local law enforcement programs who desire to
participate can do so. There are many of them.

And mark the date:
Mecklenburg Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, who has quickly become an expert
on the so-called 287(g) program, is scheduled to speak in Raleigh on
February 19 at a John Locke Foundation Shaftsbury luncheon, here in our
offices downtown.