287(g) Agreements

The Section 287(g) program allows certain state and local law enforcement agencies to engage in federal immigration enforcement activities. 

The ACLU has strongly opposed the 287(g) program, believing it has led to illegal racial profiling and civil rights abuses while diverting scarce resources from traditional local law enforcement functions and distorting immigration enforcement priorities.

6/27/2012        Reading the Fine Print: DHS Has Not Ended 287(g) in Arizona

5/17/2012        Inappropriate Appropriations: The House Votes to Waste Taxpayer Money on Unnecessary Border and Immigration Enforcement

4/5/2010          End It: 287(g) is Beyond Repair and Harms Local Communities Every Day

10/15/2009      Time For Cobb County To Walk Away From 287(g)

10/5/2009        Government Task Force Pans 287(g)

5/14/2010        ACLU of Georgia Calls for an Immediate End to the 287(g) Program in Cobb County

4/2/2010          DHS Report Confirms Serious Civil Rights Problems With Local Immigration Enforcement Program

10/16/2009      ICE Should End, Not Expand Agreements With Local And State Law Enforcement, Says ACLU

8/27/2009        Over 500 Organizations Demand White House End Flawed State And Local Immigration Enforcement Program

6/27/2009        DHS Continues State And Local Immigration Enforcement Program Without Meaningful Changes

2/7/2017         ACLU Letter To DHS CRCL Re 287G New Jurisdictions

7/11/2016        ACLU Letter to DHS CRCL re 287g Renewals

4/26/2016       ACLU Letter to DHS CRCL re 287g New Jurisdictions

3/15/2016        ACLU Letter to DHS CRCL re 287g Renewals

5/31/2012        ACLU Views on the Department of Homeland Security Act, 2013 (H.R. 5855)

9/23/2011        Coalition Letter to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Calling for Decrease in DHS Spending on 287(g) and Secure Communities Programs

3/4/2009          ACLU Testimony Submitted for the House Homeland Security Committee hearing titled, “Examining 287(g): The Role of State and Local Enforcement in Immigration Law”

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