A Long Island, New York police union is warning that the removal of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from a county jail would be a deadly mistake.

The warning comes after Nassau County Executive Laura Curran called to evict ICE agents from the county's Correctional Center by the end of the month, according to Newsday.

Curran also reportedly announced Tuesday that six federal agents would be relocated to a nearby medical center instead.

James McDermott, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said Wednesday on Fox & Friends that there was an "uproar" following Curran's announcement.


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"We were making our plea to the county executive that it was a very bad idea, and it was. I'd say it was the worst move," he said.



McDermott said he's speculating that moving ICE out of the county jail was a political choice.

"It couldn't be anything else," he said.

In a statement, Curran said that her decision "is an opportunity to make clear to our immigrant communities that Nassau Police Department is not focused on deportation and that all of our residents should feel safe reporting crimes to the police."

McDermott said the county executive appears to be showing more concern for criminals than taxpayers. 

Watch the interview with Brian Kilmeade above.


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