Waukesha County Sheriff's Office approved for 287(g) program, training to begin in June

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office was approved for the 287(g) Delegation of Authority Program.

The final agreement for the program was approved and signed by all parties in March of 2018. According to a release by the Sheriff's Office, they have now scheduled correction staff from their office to attend the ICE Training and certification from June 18 to July 13.

"As I have stated previously, this will not affect our patrol operations. This is a corrections based program and 287(g) employees will not be out in the community enforcing immigration laws. I have a responsibility to enforce the law and protect our citizens and I continue to have the best interest of the citizens of Waukesha County in mind.  This program allows the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office to continue in that effort," said Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson in a release.

Protesters had previously gathered in Waukesha from all over the state to call on the Sheriff to not allow local deputies to act as immigration agents. 

To read the full statement from the Sheriff, see below.

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