So it is pleasant to learn that the land still has defenders. The Sheriff has joined the movement amongst Tennessee jurisdictions to equip themselves to deport illegal immigrants:
(Williamson sheriff wants officers trained to deport illegal immigrants By MITCHELL KLINE The Tennessean July 19 2007)
There is a pressing need:
Sheriff Ricky Headleyâ€¦said that since January, 36 percent of all people arrested in Williamson County were not legal U.S. residents...50 percent of those people were arrested for not having a driver license. Approximately 15 inmates a month who come into the Williamson County jail are sent to a federal immigration court in Memphis, according to Headley. He said jail officials often wait weeks to hear back from federal agents on the immigration status of inmates.
This is a county which is said to have been only 2.5% Hispanic in the 2000 Census!
Mandolin maker's killer had been deported 14 times By Sheila Burke The Tennessean July 20 2007