ICE 287(g) Programs

287(g) programs allow state and local officers to act in the identification, arrest, and service of warrants and detainers of incarcerated aliens with criminal charges or convictions. This enables ICE to apprehend the alien in a controlled environment.

Department of Justice sues New Jersey for interfering with immigration law enforcement
January 25, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey over its prohibition on cooperation with ICE. Lawsuits were initially filed by two counties in New Jersey over a 2018 directive forbidding participation in ICE 287(g) agreements.

Senator Thom Tillis introduces the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2019
October 28, 2019

Legislation will be introduced in the Senate and House granting clear authority to law enforcement agencies to honor ICE detainers. This is largely motivated by the refusal of the sheriff in Mecklenburg County, NC to comply with requests to hold aliens in detention on behalf of ICE.

How the ACLU helped set alien criminals free in Mecklenburg County, NC
October 3, 2019

The ACLU intervened massively in the race for sheriff in Mecklenburg County, NC, in support of the candidate calling for an end to Mecklenburg's participation in the ICE 287(g) program, which enables the deportation of illegal aliens about to be released from prison.

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence debunks common sanctuary city myths
September 28, 2019

At a September 26, 2019 press briefing, Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence debunked common myths perpetuated by opponents of ICE 287(g) programs, by which local law enforcement agencies detain alien criminals on behalf of ICE.

Gurbir Grewal tells county sheriffs to release illegal alien prisoners
August 24, 2019

The New Jersey State government is demanding that sheriffs in Monmouth County and Cape May County discontinue cooperation with ICE, wherein information on criminals who are in the country illegally is turned over to federal immigration authorities.

ICE 287(g) program was central issue in Prince William County sheriff election
August 20, 2019

The question of whether to continue cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, by means of a 287(g) agreement signed in 2007, has become a central issue in the 2019 election race for Sheriff in Prince William County, Virginia.