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Sheriff Forced To Release Illegal Immigrants

February 18, 2010
Jeff Bernthal,

The St. Francois County Sheriff arrested 14 men he says are illegal immigrants who were working on a construction site in Farmington on Saturday. He thought the arrests would help restore work to legal citizens struggling to find jobs.

The shock came when he called a contact at the Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“He said he did not want to talk to these people and that we had not authority to hold them and just turn them loose,” said Bullock.

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