Before the Maricopa County Sheriff`s Office in Arizona lost its 287(g) deal in 2011, the county was a prime example of the threats to public safety caused by such deals. In 2007, Maricopa County implemented its 287(g) agreement, and from there, the sheriff`s office — under the leadership of the now infamous Joe Arpaio — used a huge amount of resources to target immigrants or people they perceived as immigrants. The Goldwater Institute reported that as of September 2008, the Maricopa Sheriff`s Office had a total of 77,949 outstanding warrants, including 42,297 penal orders, because the sheriff`s office prioritized immigration enforcement over other law enforcement agencies. Equally alarming was that Sheriff Arpaio`s deputies failed to investigate 400 sex crimes committed during his tenure as sheriff between 2005 and 2007. Local police officers are also not at all prepared to act as immigration officers in local prisons. Officials must learn how to apply complex federal immigration laws in just one four-week delegation program from the Department of Immigration, while deportation officers must complete a 12- to 16-week immigration law training program to enforce the law. Insufficient training under the 287(g) program leads to civil rights violations such as racial profiling, false arrests, and other civil rights violations. It can also lead to significant harassment by law enforcement agencies in the immigrant community, as happened to Bernardo Gabriel. The red-colored jurisdictions represent the 126 jurisdictions that signed 287(g) agreements under the Trump administration; Yellow represents the 22 jurisdictions that signed 287(g) agreements before the Trump administration; blue represents the 72 jurisdictions that have signed 287(g) agreements under the Warrant Officer Program; and green represents 28 jurisdictions that have terminated 287(g) agreements. Despite skepticism about the effectiveness of program 287(g), the Trump administration has expressed respect for 287(g) as a priority by threatening to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, reflecting the politicization of these issues. States and local jurisdictions that choose not to sign 287(g) agreements with ICE often do so because these programs require high costs for training seconded officials, high detention costs, and increased legal risk. End 287 (g) In Texas, one in three 287 (g) agreements is currently located in Texas. This one-page pamphlet explains what the 287(g) Agreements are, identifies the 25 Texas counties they have, and the steps we need to take to end the program.
End of Section 287(g) NationallyA one-page pamphlet explaining which 287(g) agreements are basic facts about voluntary contracts and steps to end the program nationally. As with the other section 287(g) agreements, TCSO was responsible for the salaries, benefits and overtime of all AIC-trained officers. In addition to these financial concerns, the detention of individuals on behalf of ICE has resulted in prolonged stays in TCSO prisons and increased the risk of potential health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to represent certain state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law.   Section 287(g) allows DHS and law enforcement agencies to enter into agreements that require state and local government officials to be trained and operated under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. AIC gives officers the power to identify, process and, if necessary, arrest immigrant offenders they encounter during their regular and daily law enforcement activities. .