Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office 287(g) partnership with ICE approved

"...all about identifying criminality, not nationality..."
Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings (Courtesy of BCSO)

Today, Sheriff James M. Cummings received a letter from Corey A. Price, Assistant Director of Enforcement of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that the Sheriff’s application for participation in Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act is approved. 

This approval authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deputize selected state and local law enforcement officers to enforce selected federal immigration law.  ICE will provide the officers with training and authorization to identify, process, and when appropriate to further detain immigration offenders already in their custody. 

The goal of this program is to enhance public safety by identifying aliens, lodging immigration detainers, and initiating removal proceedings by issuing charging documents on potentially deportable criminal aliens booked into the jail facility.

Sheriff Cummings stated, “The 287(g) program is all about identifying criminality, not nationality.  The 287(g) agreement we requested to be a part of operates under a jail enforcement model, which functions solely within the confines of our jail in Bourne.   Under this model an alien must first be arrested by local law enforcement on other criminal charges and brought to the facility before any 287(g) screening activity takes place.  We look forward to working closely with our ICE partners to improve the public safety of Cape Cod.”

Cases referred to ICE since January 1, 2016 are noted below, names excluded in accordance with state CORI laws


Of Brazil @ BCCF/Dukes 12/8/15 thru 5/27/16 serving 1 year sentence

            -Photograph Sexual or Intimate Parts of Child / Child Pornography Possess


Of Brazil @ BCCF 4/6/16 thru 12/28/16 serving sentence of 9 months

-B&E Vehicle Nighttime For Felony / Abuse Prev. Order, Violation / Dangerous Weapon, Carry


Of Ecuador @BCCF 9/5/15 thru 1/4/16 as jailer

            -Rape OF Child With Force


O British Virgin Islands @BCCF 7/22/16 thru 11/28/16 as jailer

            -A & B DW x3 / A & B / Assault To Maim


Of Brazil @ BCCF 11/2/16 thru 12/20/16 as jailer

            -OUI Liquor / Negligent OP of MV


Of Cape Verde @ BCCF  12/28/16 thru 7/3/17 serving  1 year sentence

-Identity Fraud / Credit Card, Improper Use of Over $250 x2 / Credit Card, Improper Use Of Under $250 x4


Of Brazil @BCCF 3/20/17 thru 5/23/17 as jailer

            -Witness Intimidation / Threat To Commit Crime / A & B / Vandalize Property


Of El Salvador @BCCF 3/6/17 thru 5/3/17 serving 60 day sentence

            -Threat To Commit Crime


Of Jamaica @BCCF 8/6/15 thru 4/5/17 serving 2 Year 6 month sentence

            -Indecent A & B on Person 14 Or Over / B & E Building Nighttime For Felony


Of Romania @BCCF 9/3/15 thru 9/12/17 serving sentences

            -A &B DW / Leave Scene Of Personal Injury = 1 Year

            -Reckless OP MV / Kidnapping = 2 Years


Of Brazil @BCCF 9/1/17 thru 10/24/17 as jailer

            -Rape OF Child, Statutory / Liquor To Person Under 21, Sell/Deliver


Of Portugal @BCCF 7/6/16 thru 10/26/17 serving 2 Year 6 month sentence

-Larceny Over $250 / Dest of Prop Over $250, Malicious / Attempt To Commit Crime / Abuse Prev Order, Violation / Rec Stolen Prop Over $250


Of Jamaica @BCCF 6/22/17 thru 12/1/17 serving 6 month sentence

            -Resist Arrest / Rec Stolen Prop


Of Brazil @BCCF 8/21/17 thru 12/5/17 serving 6 month sentence

-Drug, Possess Class B / Drug, Possess Class E / Drug, Possess Class C / Drug, Possess Class B


Of Bulgaria @BCCF/Dukes 7/7/15 thru 7/24/17 serving sentences

-Negligent OP MV / Assault With Dangerous Weapon / Harassment Order, 2 Years

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