Immigration Law

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Colo. Lawsuit Targets 287(g) Agreement
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grace Carson, Colo. Independent, June 28, 2019 "The ACLU of Colorado has sued Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell, alleging his office is working with federal immigration officers to arrest and detain immigrants in violation of state law. The... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Colorado , 287(g)

ICE Pushes Detainer Envelope with 'Warrant Service Officer' Program
Posted on 6 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 6, 2019 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today the creation of a new collaborative program intended for local law-enforcement that wish to honor immigration detainers but are prohibited due to state and local policies... Read More

DHS OIG: 287(g) Expansion Suffers from Lack of Planning
Posted on 25 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Sept. 19, 2018 - "In the 14 months following the issuance of the January 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, the number of law enforcement agencies participating in the 287(g) program rose from... Read More

Tags: 287(g) , oig , DHS , ICE

L.A. County: Out with 287(g), In with PEP
Posted on 13 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to end a controversial program that places immigration agents inside county jails to determine whether inmates are deportable. On a 3-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors severed the county’s contract... Read More

CA11 on standing, 287(g) - Garcia Albarran v. Morton (unpub.)
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Corina Garcia Albarran, Maria Lourdes Segobiano-DeSoto, and Luis Magana appeal the dismissal of this action against John Morton, Greg Dozier, Tim Lee and Neil Warren for declaratory and injunctive relief. Plaintiffs sought to have certain agreements... Read More

DHS OIG releases 287(g) report
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this review, we determined that ICE needs to continue efforts to implement our prior recommendations. In addition, we identified challenges that may reduce the effectiveness of a review process intended as a resource for ensuring compliance with... Read More

Tags: report , 287(g) , oig , DHS

Local Immigration Enforcement and Arrests of the Hispanic Population
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael Coon, Journal on Migration and Human Security, Aug. 2017 - "Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which was added to the INA by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), allows... Read More

DHS Budget: 287(g) Down, 'Secure Communities' & E-Verify Up
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g) . The administration... Read More

ICE Announces 18 New 287(g) Agreements in Texas
Posted on 31 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, July 31, 2017 - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formally announced the signing of 18 new 287(g) agreements throughout the state of Texas at an event in Grapevine today attended by Acting ICE Director Tom Homan and sheriffs from... Read More

Tags: 287(g) , ICE , Texas

DOJ strips Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio of immigration powers
Posted on 16 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The top immigration news on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 was the Justice Department's dramatic takedown of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Here are your must-read blurbs and links: "[W]e have peeled the onion to its core, and earlier... Read More

Tags: arpaio , mcso , 287(g) , profiling , DHS , DOJ , ICE