72 law enforcement jurisdictions are implementing ICE’s 287g program around the nation, according to U.S. Senator McCaskill (D-MO).
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 1, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Wisconsin’s Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson confirmed that his department doesn’t have the resources to implement 287g, which allows deputies to enforce federal immigration laws and doesn’t believe it would be necessary because it is not a top priority and acts by criminal undocumented aliens are uncommon in the communities the department serves during Wednesday’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Sheriff Severson did say that he would be interested in getting federal funding for drug enforcement.
U.S. Senator Claire Conner McCaskill (D-MO) says, that criminal undocumented aliens should be held without bail and will work with Trump to keep them in jail and that 72 jurisdictions around the U.S. are in partnership with ICE in implementing 287g. The ICE 287g program information page only has 37 law enforcement agencies registered and Missouri is not one of them. Sen. McCaskill says, that in MO a lot of law enforcement agencies are working with ICE, which if they are enforcing 287g without being registered would be illegal.