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Outgamie Sheriff's Department has 90 inmates referred to immigration

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The sheriff's department in Appleton has referred 90 of its jail inmates to immigration authorities over the last six months.

Outagamie County authorities adopted a policy to screen all inmates they believe are in the U.S. illegally.

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It used to be that only suspects in serious crimes had their immigration status checked. But Lt. Ron Yow, the jail's supervisor, tells the Appleton Post-Crescent it doesn't matter what the crime might be anymore.

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