Rensselaer County's top cop was featured on Fox and Friends on Wednesday where he spoke about his decision to make the county the only one in New York to follow a new program from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sheriff Patrick Russo says two of his officers will receive training by ICE and they’ll be able to vet anyone who enters their facility for a crime and check to see if they’re wanted by ICE.
Russo says it's important to do that in real time, calling it a matter of public safety.
Meanwhile, Governor Cuomo's office recently released a statement saying that state police agencies do not participate in such activities and that he is "troubled" that Russo decided to participate.
Photo: Sheriff Russo's Facebook Page