Posted on February 5, 2009

More N.C. Counties Sign Up to Spot Illegal Immigrants in Jails

WRAL-FM (Raleigh), February 5, 2009

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that eight counties helped deport more than 3,100 inmates last year.

Orange, Harnett, Duplin, New Hanover and Buncombe counties are joining a program called Secure Communities.

It gives jails equipment that uses inmates’ fingerprints to check immigration status and criminal records and automatically alerts immigration officials.