An allegedly undocumented immigrant served as a volunteer sheriff in Henry County, Alabama. (Joe Sohm/VisionsofAmerica/Getty)
By TED HESSON (@tedhesson)
Dec. 12, 2012
A sheriff in an Alabama town knowingly allowed an alleged undocumented immigrant to act as a volunteer deputy sheriff. Meanwhile, his office went about the business of detaining and reporting suspected undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.
Canadian immigrant Kevin Dwight Venhuis has served as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. Now he could face federal charges for illegally possessing firearms while being in the country without authorization, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.read more