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ICE increases Partnerships with Local Authorities to Enforce Immigration Laws

November 29, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has increased its collaboration with state and local authorities to report arrestees suspected of residing illegally to be turned over to federal agents.

The 287(g) program permits ICE to delegate its enforcement authority to properly trained officers in local agencies, allowing them to enforce immigration laws under ICE supervision.

Under this provision, ICE’s collaboration with local law enforcement agencies has doubled in size under President Trump, now with over 60 participating law enforcement agencies in 18 states.