Immigration Enforcement

Beaufort County Jail check finds 170 illegal immigrants

Associated Press
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A crackdown has identified 170 illegal immigrants in Beaufort County’s jail, and the sheriff said he has heard the extra scrutiny is causing a number of people in the U.S. illegally to leave the area.

The county is two months into a three-month crackdown on illegal immigrants. Agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement are at the jail, helping to weed out any inmates who should not be in the U.S.

Sheriff P.J. Tanner told The Island Packet of Hilton Head that the next step will be investigating companies suspected of hiring illegal immigrants.



September 4, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Sherriff Tanner, please call me at 803-808-6897. I will be glad to show you about 2000 illegal alien in Hilton Head, the numerous contractors who are passing them as legal workers and the businesses that use them.


    Comment by Jimmy King | January 1, 2009

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