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Thursday, June 04, 2009

The fallacy of 287(g)

I wanted to share here a post from a blog I frequent, Standing FIRM.

This post is about the 287(g) statute that allows ICE to essentially deputize local authorities so illegal immigrants may be arrested by local cops simply for being illegal.

Below is the first two paragraphs of the post, with a link for the rest:

I have been posting for at least a year about the negative impacts of the so-called 287(g) program that allows local police agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. The most notable case of 287(g)’s negative impact on communities is that of Maricopa County and our food friend Joe Arpaio. 287(g) is the program that gives Arpaio the authority to continue his reign of terror in Arizona.

Recently the Police Foundation, a non-partisan Think Tank whose stated goal is “Supporting innovation and improvements in policing“, released a study on local enforcement of federal immigration laws. The result? To be brief: Federal Immigration laws should not be enforced by local police agencies. Period.

Read the rest here


rachel said...

thanks for the link. glad to know you read my blog. reading through your stuff and must say i'm intrigued. really interested in the book you wrote on MS-13.

just wanted to say thanks for showing some online love.

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