Immigration Enforcement

28 criminals deported from Las Vegas under 287g in first month

Immigration officials deported 28 foreign-born Clark County jail inmates during the first month of a new partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department.

The partnership, which officially began Nov. 15, allows specially trained corrections officers at the Clark County Detention Center to identify immigration violators and start deportation proceedings against them.

Through mid-December, 882 people booked into the jail were identified as foreign-born and screened for their immigration status. Of those, 114 were identified as being in the United States illegally. Their names were forwarded to the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Twenty-eight either have been removed from the United States or are in holding stations awaiting removal, police said.

“Preliminary numbers show it (the partnership) is in compliance with what we wanted it to be: one additional tool to target the criminal element,” police spokesman Jacinto Rivera said.

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Good Shepherd subcontractor banned from site for hiring illegal aliens

ENDWELL — A subcontractor that allegedly employed illegal immigrants has been banned from returning to work at the construction site of a new retirement community in Endwell.

QuantcastThe unidentified company has been removed from the site pending an investigation, according to a statement from LeCesse Construction, the construction manager overseeing work at Good Shepherd Village on Farm to Market Road.

“Good Shepherd Village at Endwell is an important project for the Binghamton area and we are committed to building a premier, state-of-the-art facility,” said Andrew Hislop, LeCesse president and CEO. “We will not tolerate non-compliance with United States immigration laws.”

LeCesse refused to name the company involved.

State police last week determined seven men riding in a van on Route 17C were illegal immigrants and turned the El Salvador and Honduras natives over to United State Border Patrol. The men were in Broome County to work at the Good Shepherd construction site, police said.

While those men wait in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center to face a judge, the news that jobs on a local construction project were given to illegal immigrants has angered some.

Chuck Hemenway arrived at the construction site at 8 a.m. with a banner that read, “Shame on you Good Shepherd Nursing Home for lowering area standards.”

“We have guys who are out of work right now,” said Hemenway of the Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters. “To me, it’s a slap in the face.”

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