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GOP 2012 Platform on immigration - 08/29/12

... enforcement agreements in Section 287g of the Immigration and Nationality Act to make communities safer for all and will consider, in light of both current needs and historic practice, the utility of a legal and reliable source of foreign labor where needed through a new guest worker program. We will create humane procedures to encourage illegal aliens to return home voluntarily, while enforcing...

Supreme Court guts Arizona immigration law SB1070; who won, what to do - 06/25/12

... agreements. Pima county is home to Tucson. 287g has two components: the "street-level" referenced above, and a component that jails can use to check if someone has an immigration violation. The jails component will be grandfathered in, but the DHS won't be signing new 287g agreements. The jails component has largely been superseded by the Secure Communities program. 6/26/12 UPDATE: From this:...

Newt Gingrich didn't know what 287(g) is; uses loose borders shibboleth (plus the usual immigration speech) - 03/02/12

... admitted not knowing what the 287g program is; see the link if you aren't familiar with it (note, of course, that unlike Newt there's a good chance you aren't running for president). Gingrich also used a variant of the safe legal orderly shibboleth; see that link too. Reporter Doug Richards (@richardsdoug)'s questions were fairly weak and just generated mostly a stock speech; contrast the...

Obama admin shutting down 287g immigration enforcement program - 02/17/12

... well-known participant in the 287g program is Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. He was and is a target of Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security and the Obama administration in general. The alternative program to 287g is Secure Communities, but that only includes the jail component, not the field component.

Utah Compact would encourage illegal immigration (Mark Shurtleff, Chamber, Sutherland, Catholic Church) - 11/11/10

... other words, they're against the 287g program. Considering that the Department of Homeland Security does relatively little interior enforcement, they'd be sending a message that all illegal aliens have to do is keep their nose clean (aside from the odd identity theft here and there) and they'd get to stay here. The third: Strong families are the foundation of successful communities. We oppose...

DHS undercuts 287g immigration enforcement in Nashville (wants most screened to be serious offenders) - 10/24/10

From this story about the 287g program in the county containing Nashville, Tennessee: Earlier this year, federal officials decided the Davidson County Sheriff's 287(g) program that screens the immigration status of incarcerated foreign nationals was targeting too many minor criminal offenders and not enough felons. Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall's controversial program is supposed to place a...

DOJ sues Joe Arpaio over civil rights investigation documents - 09/02/10

... between Arpaio and the Feds on 287g]." Recall also that in January of this year, John Morton - the head of ICE - defended Arpaio against charges of profiling. [1] justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/September/10-crt-993.html

Obama admin UN Human Rights Council report mentions Arizona immigration law, 287g - 08/25/10

... law and their changes to the 287g program as examples of how the U.S. cares about the human rights of immigrants. I've seen far worse things than those statements and I can't find anything overly surprising in them. However, others disagree (link). I'm also failing to see how anything in the report could transfer jurisdiction from the U.S. to the UN. That doesn't mean their statements are a good...

Arizona helped deport 26,000 illegal aliens under 287g (Arpaio, Maricopa County) - 07/28/10

... 26,000 illegal aliens under the 287g program. That's of course without that state's new immigration law, which is set to take effect tomorrow. Maricopa was responsible for about one-quarter of all those deported under 287g (115,841 total); 64 local agencies are part of the 287g program. Also: Joanne Lin, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said it is alarming that one...

DHS IG report criticizes 287g program; administration attempting to undermine it? - 04/05/10

... (nytimes.com/2010/04/03/us/03immig.html), referring to the 287g program: State and local police officers who enforce federal immigration laws are not adequately screened, trained or supervised, and the civil rights of the immigrants they deal with are not consistently protected, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general. The report by the...

ACLU of Georgia's highly flawed racial profiling report based only on anecdotes; dedicated to promoters of anti-American bill - 03/25/10

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report on alleged racial profiling in Gwinnett county in that state [1]: 1. Despite admitting that they have no data that would back up any claims of profiling [2], they convict the sheriff's office anyway. 2. Lacking any hard data on possible profiling in that county, all they do is print ten anecdotes. All but one are from...

DHS' Morton: defends 287g program; defends Arpaio against claims of racial profiling - 01/21/10

... Homeland Security to end (the 287g program), saying some Valley police officers are engaging in racial profiling by arresting Latinos for minor crimes in order to check their immigration status during the booking process. But John Morton, the assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (of the Department of Homeland Security), said that is "not in practice what we have seen in...

American Civil Liberties Union opposes both 287g and Secure Communities - 11/19/09

... ICE: * Halt entering into future (287g) agreements with states and localities; * Cease recognition and compliance with 287(g) agreements currently in operation. * Halt implementation of the Secure Communities plan which seeks to expand state and local law enforcement powers to enforce federal immigration laws.

Rep. Jared Polis: 287g caused "sweep of terror", smears Joe Arpaio (still earning his award from Mexico) - 10/22/09

... Polis sharply criticized the 287g program and smeared Sheriff Joe Arpaio. While reading his remarks (polis.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=150774) it's worth recalling that back in 2006 he received an award from the Mexican government due to his strong support for illegal immigration as a state official. Now he's able to take it to the national level, saying things like:

DHS also restricting 287g enforcement in Prince William County, northern Virginia - 10/12/09

From this: Prince William supervisors Tuesday are expected to put in place a new directive from Homeland Security that will standardize how 287(g) immigration policies are implemented around the nation... ...The new agreement states that "ICE must give approval for an immigration arrest where no state or local charges are made [and] ICE must give prior approval of planned operations where...

DHS sued to release 287g reform documents (Judicial Watch, FOIA) - 09/28/09

... their proposed "reforms" to the 287g program. JudicialWatch filed a FOIA request in July; the DHS responded by asking for more time but apparently never followed through. Here's what JW wants: -- The new standardized Memorandum of Agreement used to enter into 287(g) partnerships, as announced by Secretary Napolitano on July 10, 2009, as well as any documents containing information on the...

NJ Attorney General Anne Milgram tries to discourage 287g program - 09/02/09

... state who are trying to join the 287g program. Milgram urges them to comply with the state's prohibition on "racially-influenced policing." "The principal mission of law enforcement officers in this state is to enforce the criminal laws and to protect the communities that they serve. It is not to enforce federal immigration laws," Milgram stated in the letter. The overhauled federal program...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

... other question concerned the 287g program, which gives local law enforcement the authority to enforce immigration law. Noorani asked Napolitano to revoke the authority of agencies who have clearly violated the spirit of the agreement, and that the immigration reform community looked forward to seeing that happen. Napolitano responded, “Me, too.” Other statements from those attending the meeting...

ACLU tries to block 287g program, files FOIA request - 07/15/09

From the ACLU press release at commondreams.org/newswire/2009/07/15-4 The American Civil Liberties Union filed a Freedom of Information Act request Tuesday for new documents governing the continued delegation to state and local law enforcement agencies of federal immigration enforcement authority. The fundamentally flawed program has been associated with serious civil rights abuses and public...

Janet Napolitano of DHS undermines 287g program (Joe Arpaio, Phil Gordon) - 07/13/09

... announced new rules for their 287g program that allows local police to help in the enforcement of immigration laws. The goal of the new rules is clearly to undermine such enforcement, especially by those like Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Immigration strawman arguments about: civil rights abuses, 287g, family separation, "stateless" children, alternative detention, eVerify - 05/09/09

Rep. Lamar Smith offers "Amnesty Pushers Concoct Six Straw Men" (link), a collection of logical fallacies that illegal immigration supporters use. The points raised aren't of much use unless those supporters - such as nationally-known politicians - are confronted with them, and if you can do that on video that could have a serious impact on those supporters' careers. It includes a section about...

DHS budget: no additional miles for border fence; concentrating on "virtual fence" (+287g?) - 05/08/09

Peggy Sherry, Acting Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, recently conducted a conference call about Barack Obama's budget for the DHS and a transcript is here:

George Gascon DC trip paid for by "a group of nonprofit organizations that are seeking immigration reform" - 04/04/09

... subcommittees held a hearing on the 287g program which included the following exchange (link, via this) between Mesa, Arizona police chief George Gascon (an opponent of the program) and Rep. Ted Poe (a supporter): "Who paid your way to get here today?" Poe asked. Gascon replied by repeating the question. "You heard me," Poe said. "Who paid your way?" "A group of nonprofit organizations that...

Zoe Lofgren, Jerrold Nadler, ACLU try to end 287g program (4/2/09 hearing; Arpaio) - 04/01/09

... (judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_090402.html) in an attempt to block the 287g program that allows local police to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security to locate illegal aliens. The most famous use of 287(g) involves Sheriff Joe Arpaio; he isn't scheduled to testify, but two of those who are will be opposing his efforts specifically. In advance of the hearing, today the American...

ACLU controlling Obama policy? ("Transition Recommendations" wants most immigration enforcement halted, + much more) - 03/17/09

In November, the American Civil Liberties Union released "Actions For Restoring America: Transition Recommendations for President‐Elect Barack Obama" (aclu.org/transition) listing things they wanted him to do the first day, within the first 100 days, and within the first year. Several of their proposals would halt immigration enforcement to a great extent, pending "review". That "review" would...

GAO report raises issues with 287g program (Joe Arpaio) - 03/04/09

Randal Archibold of the New York Times offers "Report Questions an Immigration Program That Uses the Local Police" (link): A government report questions the effectiveness of a federal program, long criticized by immigrant advocacy groups, that deputizes police officers as immigration agents. The report, to be released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of...

Soros-linked Justice Strategies calls 287g program a "failure" (Joe Arpaio) - 03/04/09

Daniel Gonzalez of the Arizona Republic offers "Report: ICE program used by Arpaio a failure" (link): Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's continuing and controversial crackdown on illegal immigration and the federal program that lets him identify and arrest undocumented immigrants is a financial and public-safety failure, according to a new report. The program, known as 287 (g), has been...

National Latino Congreso: "No Human Being is Illegal", Nativo Lopez, Gil Cedillo, Kucinich, Cuban Five, Fairness Doctrine, and more! - 10/07/07

The 2nd annual "National Latino Congreso" - a meeting of hundreds of "Latino organizational leaders, elected officials, and activists at all levels" is currently underway in Los Angeles (latinocongreso.org). Yesterday, Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times offered a whitewashed report here. Let's take a look at the groups involved and some of the loony resolutions that were passed. Expect the MSM...

Virginia: Gov. Tim Kaine opposes state troopers enforcing immigration laws (287g) - 08/28/07

From this: Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine does not want to create a statewide partnership with federal immigration officials that would allow state agencies to identify illegal aliens and begin deportation procedures, despite calls from the state's attorney general [Republican Robert F. McDonnell] and anti-illegal-immigration groups [such as Help Save Virginia]. "The governor does not object...