TAMPA – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Office of Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) met with all Florida sheriffs at this week’s Florida Sheriff’s Association meeting.
The sheriffs were interested in the Basic Ordering Agreement, Warrant Service Officer program, 287g and Intergovernmental Service Agreements.
Florida recently passed Senate Bill 168 relating to “federal immigration enforcement; prohibiting sanctuary policies; requiring state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcement agencies to use best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law; authorizing a law enforcement agency to transport an alien unlawfully present in the United States under certain circumstances; and prohibiting discrimination on specified grounds, etc.”
The ICE leadership team meeting with the sheriffs included Meade, OPLA Orlando Chief Counsel Ian Fiske, ERO Miami Deputy Field Office Director Jim Martin and Assistant Field Office Directors Garrett Ripa, Conrad Agagan, Sean Stephens and Cardell Smith.
Since 1893, the Florida Sheriffs Association has been the voice of Florida's sheriffs, 67 men and women united in the service of protecting Florida's citizens and visitors.