Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Council,...
Immigration Control Program Morphing Into Prisoner Screening Program
Published on Wed, May 05, 2010
The 287(g) program, a lightning rod for criticism, is slowly and quietly melting into an expanded version of Secure Communities, a different and more under-the-radar government program.
Advocates and experts have noticed the switch, as the line to sign up for 287(g), a program that deputizes local police officers to enforce immigration law, has slowed, and the support for Secure Communities, a program screening prisoners for immigration status, grows.
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