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The Texas Tribune
April 27, 2021

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a vocal critic of Trump's immigration policies, tapped by Biden to lead ICE
By Patrick Svitek and Megan Munce


The program ended in late February of 2017, but between Jan. 20 and May 4 of that year, the number of people transferred into ICE custody from Harris County was 60% higher than it was for the same period in 2016. TRAC, a federal agency research center run by Syracuse University, found that Harris County received the most ICE immigration holds in both fiscal year 2018 and 2019, but itís unclear how many resulted in deportations. The HILSC report estimated that ICE physically deported 6,612 Harris County residents in 2018. Get Ross Ramsey's analysis of politics and policy delivered to your inbox Ross Ramsey's Unconventional Wisdom newsletter Syracuse University found that Harris County had the third most immigrants transferred to ICE from local law enforcement in fiscal year 2018, in large part due to fingerprint records shared under the Secure Communities program. Harris County is the third most populous county in the United States.


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