Sheriff appoints new immigration group

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 9:32pm
Staff reports

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office announced the members of a newly formed Sheriff’s Immigration Advisory Council Tuesday morning.

The council members will meet Wednesday morning with members of DCSO, Metro police and the Public Defender’s Office for an overview of the federal 287(g) program.

The new advisory council members are: Shayna Abrams, senior counsel at Tennessee Office of Attorney General; Joan Barnfield, outreach coordinator at the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s environmental division; Juan Canedo, executive director of the Progreso Community Center; Dawn Gerhardt, managing attorney of the Immigrant Legal Clinic; and Officer Juan Gomez of the Metro Nashville Park Police.

The appointments to the new council come almost four months after Hall dismissed members of a previous council.

2 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 10/20/10 at 6:54

The Federal government is making it impossible to deport anyone
other than the worst of the worst. Sheriff Hall started this program
with the best of intentions for all involved. Complaining "interest
groups" along with do nothing about anything new Federal
guidelines/requirements are taking it to virtual worthlessness!
Hopefully the new panel can assist the Sheriff as best they are
allowed to keep sometype control over the problem.

By: GUARDIAN on 10/21/10 at 2:16

GUARDIAN-The Sheriff's Association of each state should work with the Department of Corrections for each state to use their buses from state line to state line coordinating with all the other states to funnel all the illegals to the Mexican border and dump them on ICE there. AND keep it up till they do the right thing and send them home.