Help Requested at Albany County Jail for Illegal Immigrants

posted by WGY News -

Immigrants

The call is going out for volunteers to help close to 320 illegal immigrants now housed at the Albany County jail while they wait for what comes next. 

The immigrants began arriving in late June from more than 15 different countries, and Sheriff Craig Apple has said they need volunteers to act as interpreters.  

County Executive Dan McCoy says they're trying to make a difference in people's lives....including those who've been separated from their children.

McCoy adds that he wants to see these people treated fairly.

Dozens of potential volunteers attended a training session Wednesday night, but word is more are needed to help these men and women understand their legal situation.

Photo: WNYT

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