By Major Burdock  |  11-10-2017   News
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Sheriff Terry Johnson of Alamance County has once again triggered the ACLU.

The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is insisting that federal officials reject his application to help enforce immigration laws. The program provides funding to local law enforcement agencies who help federal agencies find and deport illegal immigrants.

Back in 2012, Johnson was sued by The Justice Department for routinely targeting and discriminating against Latinos.

A federal judge rejected the lawsuit.

Since then the Sheriff's office lost funding. After Trump was elected, Johnson claims that federal officials approached him to reapply to the immigration enforcement program.

Johnson was quoted in the 2012 DOJ discovery documents as saying, "If you stop a Mexican, don't write him a citation, arrest him."

Source:

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/business/article183850841.html

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