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AKIN’s Letter to the DHS

Following is the text of a letter AKIN sent to the Department of Homeland Security raising concerns over Sheriff Jones’ request for 287(g) delegation of immigration authority.

Dear Secretary Napolitano and Director Morton:

Fifteen months ago, allies of immigrants, advocacy groups, and faith based organizations in Knox County accidentally found out that secret negotiations were ocurring between Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones and officials from ICE regarding implementing a 287(g) MOA in Knox County, TN.

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