ICE getting eviction notice in Boston – WCVB Boston

The Suffolk County Sheriff is cutting ties with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The move comes as the department begins to take in more female inmates from surrounding counties.ICE has been under contract with Suffolk County to use its facilities for detainees since 2003.About 200 illegal immigrants are being housed at the South Bay House of Correction. Sheriff Steven Tompkins said he wants to move them elsewhere and is giving ICE 60 days to make that happen. He wants to provide rehabilitation services to more women who will soon be housed at the facility. The female inmates are headed there as part of a new agreement among several counties. Tompkins said focusing on the inmates will allow them to better deal with domestic and substance abuse issues.ICE called the plan to move “high level criminals” out of South Bay a major setback. Officials told the Herald that it will have a huge impact on their operations because the jail is close to Logan International Airport. The detainees may now end up in other counties or states. An exact plan is unclear.

The Suffolk County Sheriff is cutting ties with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The move comes as the department begins to take in more female inmates from surrounding counties.

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ICE has been under contract with Suffolk County to use its facilities for detainees since 2003.

About 200 illegal immigrants are being housed at the South Bay House of Correction.

Sheriff Steven Tompkins said he wants to move them elsewhere and is giving ICE 60 days to make that happen. He wants to provide rehabilitation services to more women who will soon be housed at the facility.

The female inmates are headed there as part of a new agreement among several counties.
Tompkins said focusing on the inmates will allow them to better deal with domestic and substance abuse issues.

ICE called the plan to move “high level criminals” out of South Bay a major setback. Officials told the Herald that it will have a huge impact on their operations because the jail is close to Logan International Airport.

The detainees may now end up in other counties or states. An exact plan is unclear.