Under what's known as the 287(g) program, agencies sign a voluntary agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) and are trained to check legal status of prisoners and crime suspects, and to initiate deportations. The contract can specify enforcement in jail, in the community or both.Surprisingly (or not) the some of the named areas who are opting out of participating in this program are Maine, Huston, and Los Angles. Of course none of these areas have problems with crime and financial strain due to illegal immigration........
Several police agencies have complained that new rules set by the Obama administration would cost too much time and money and, in some cases, damage their relationship with immigrants.
On the other side the one guy who is serious about enforcement and to date has had the most trained officers and arrests is being investigated.
In the case of Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ICE limited the contract, the sheriff said.We know a favorite tactic of the left is to cry fowl for the criminal, when laws are being broken. It is not racial profiling to make sure people who are living and working in this country are doing so legally.
The department is under investigation by the Justice Department for alleged racial profiling and discrimination on the basis of national origin. Arpaio has conducted controversial street sweeps targeting illegal immigrants.
People benefiting from our system, our government, our services and our standard of living are welcome to do so so, but the only path to that end must be the legal path, clearly defined in the laws of this land. Anything else cannot be tolerated. It is a burden on the system to support those who do not contribute and it is a disservice to those who have taken the legal path to becoming citizens of this great country.