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ICE agents will use video to screen Fairfax jail inmates

The Washington Post reports that ICE agents will use video equipment at the Fairfax jail to interview and screen illegal immigrants for possible deportation.

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office had recently been rejected by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for training and authorization to process illegal immigrants into the federal immigration system.

However, Sheriff Stan G. Barry insists the video teleconferencing arrangement will be better because it will not require the county to devote staff members, funding or jail space to the program.

“It looks like it will be a win-win situation, in that we will be able to identify illegal immigrants who commit crimes in Fairfax County and get them in the process of deportation, and it won’t cost Fairfax County a dime,” Barry said.

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