Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ronald Vitiello announced that ICE has trained more than 1,500 local and state (Police) authorities to help enforce federal immigration law. ICE is using the 287(g) program which is named for Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This program allows state and local police officers to work together with federal law enforcement to implement federal immigration laws.
Acting Director Vitiello stated, “We’re establishing new, stronger partnerships between [Enforcement and Removal Operations] and many state and local law enforcement agencies through 287(g) agreements that will train and empower them to enforce federal immigration laws…”
Please review The Hill (thehill.com) News Article, “ICE trained 1,500 local authorities to help enforce immigration law” for more details.
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The Hill (thehill.com), 3/26/19, News Article: