287(g) Action Page
In a 287(g) agreement, the Department of Homeland Security authorizes local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws. But policy flaws have enabled racial profiling and other abuses. In the wake of a grassroots campaign against Sheriff Arpaio and a highly critical Government Accountability Report, the federal government has announced a rewrite of the 287(g) program! In the meantime, communities are working to suspend current 287(g) agreements and block new ones until the program has been rewritten. See below for more information about 287(g) and related local campaigns.
- Federal government to rewrite 287(g)
- ICE's page on 287(g) partnerships
- Map of current 287(g)s
- Study Indicates Problems with 287(g) Program
Maricopa County/ Phoenix, Arizona
- For updates on responses to Arpaio, join the Facebook group Outraged at Arpaio: Together to Stop Immigrant Bashing or sign up for alerts from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
Washington County, Arkansas
Chicago Area, Illinois
- Driving While Latino, The Chicago Reporter
Monmouth County, New Jersey
- Help residents of Monmouth County, NJ, keep a 287(g) program from being established in their county by signing this petition.
Chatham County, North Carolina
- Join the Facebook group Support the Commissioners in their decision against 287(g).
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Last updated on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.