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    17 Texas sheriffs are now approved to partner with ICE 287(g)

    17 Texas sheriffs are now approved to partner with ICE

    Immigration enforcement agreements booming under Trump

    By Lise Olsen
    Updated 4:44 pm, Friday, July 28, 2017

    Partnerships between federal immigration agents and local police have boomed in 2017 - growing to a whopping 59 agencies in 18 states, according to a large batch of new contracts recently posted on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's website.

    Seventeen Texas sheriffs departments are now approved to partner in ICE's so-called 287(g) program - by far the most agencies of any state. By comparison, only three Texas departments partnered with ICE in 2016 - and Harris County, the largest of the three, dropped the program earlier this year citing costs and civil rights concerns.


    Officers from all of the new partner agencies - including Galveston, Montgomery and Waller County sheriff's offices in the Houston suburbs - will receive additional training and computers they can use to cross-check immigration data banks for people who are arrested and processed in local jails for anything from a traffic ticket to murder.


    Other newly-approved Texas partners include rural sheriffs whose turf runs along a major highway corridor that stretches south from Houston to the US-Mexico border.

    The 287(g) partnerships, a program under which ICE provides training to teach local officers how to consult its data banks and how to question detainees about their immigration status in local lock-ups, had declined under President Barack Obama.


    But the partnerships have attracted renewed interest particularly from Texas agencies under pro-detention and deportation policies announced by President Donald Trump.


    The partnerships get their name from section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act that authorizes them. Local sheriffs who applied for the program in 2017 said they were excited about getting additional help to screen inmates for potentially dangerous immigrants or fugitives and better protect public safety. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said his agency may send as many as 10 officers for training and tools needed to "confirm who individuals are before we release them" and determine whether they're wanted by federal immigration agencies or anyone else.


    Texas now has by far the most partnerships of any state. By comparison just three Arizona law enforcement agencies currently have 287(g) partnership. Only the Orange County Sheriff's office currently partners with ICE in California.

    Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales still honors ICE detainer requests, but no longer dedicates 10 deputies to the county's jail-based ICE partnership full-time at an annual cost of $675,000.


    Nationally, the program has grown from 38 departments in February to 59 as of Friday, based on ICE contract postings.


    The ACLU had urged ICE not to approve the applications of many of those Texas departments. ACLU lawyers and other civil rights advocates have argued that ICE's detainer program even without additional local law enforcement already leads to civil rights violations and wrongful detentions and deportations through data mix-ups and errors.


    Civil rights attorneys have raised concerns about Texas jail conditions and noted that several of the 287(g) partners - including Montgomery County - separately earn income from housing ICE detainees through detention contracts, giving agencies a profit motive to find reasons to detain more people longer.

    http://www.chron.com/houston/article...E-11655927.php

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    The weather will be cooling off soon...the invasion will ramp up...get our National Guard down there in cooperation with ICE

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    I.C.E. News Releases

    287G IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT

    07/31/2017


    ICE announces 18 new 287(g) agreements in Texas






    GRAPEVINE, Texas – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formally announced the signing of 18 new 287(g) agreements throughout the state of Texas at an event in Grapevine today attended by Acting ICE Director Tom Homan and sheriffs from each of the 18 counties.

    The 287(g) program allows state or local law enforcement entities to request to enter into a partnership with ICE for delegated immigration enforcement.


    With the addition of these 18 agreements,
    ICE now has 60 active 287(g) agreements, which is nearly double the number of active programs in 2016. This also marks the largest expansion of the program in recent years; only six new agreements were added between 2012 and 2016. ICE plans to continue this higher rate of expansion in the coming year, as resources allow.

    “I'm proud to stand alongside these sheriffs who are taking decisive action to join ICE in an important effort to enhance the safety of their communities,” said Acting ICE Director Homan.

    “By partnering with ICE’s 287(g) program, each of these counties will be able to identify criminal aliens in their jails and turn them over to ICE, once their criminal process is complete.

    It is common sense partnerships like these that help law enforcement achieve our mutual goals, and I’m encouraged by the increased interest from law enforcement professionals who seek to join this program and protect public safety.”


    The following counties were present to announce their new 287(g) partnerships:


    • Aransas County
    • Calhoun County
    • Chambers County
    • DeWitt County
    • Galveston County
    • Goliad County
    • Jackson County
    • Lavaca County
    • Lubbock County
    • Matagorda County
    • Montgomery County
    • Refugio County
    • Smith County
    • Tarrant County
    • Victoria County
    • Walker County
    • Waller County
    • Wharton County


    “The 287(g) program is about identifying criminality, not nationality,” said Sheriff A.J. Louderback of Jackson County, Texas. “The common bond in professional law enforcement is a public safety partnership and those who stand here today have chosen the best possible path to protecting their communities.”


    All current 287(g) agreements operate under a jail enforcement model, which operates solely within the confines of a jail. Under this model an alien must first be arrested by local law enforcement on other criminal charges and brought to the facility before any 287(g) screening activity takes place.


    The goal of this program is to enhance public safety by identifying aliens, lodging immigration detainers, and initiating removal proceedings by issuing charging documents on potentially deportable criminal aliens booked into the jail facility.


    Copies of all active 287(g) agreements can be found online.

    https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ic...reements-texas

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    Yes it does, Jean, yes it does!!! Thank you Texas.


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    Well, I'm pleased - grateful for any help.

    The fact is, Texas, and other states, could do a lot by simply enforcing the laws - specifically the traffic laws.

    If they stop someone and upon checking the DL, find it is fraudulent, arrest them and impound the car. No need for ICE or federal law, etc. Try them and incarcerate them.

    Also, I'm not sure they aren't playing games with us about all this not being able to hold someone who is illegal.
    If you arrest someone for a crime, you charge and either grant bail or hold them. An illegal should never ever get bail, since risk of flight is inherent with an illegal - so hold them for trail - period. We have illegals in our prisons right now. Texas has executed at least one, maybe two.

    If Texas stops someone who has an outstanding warrant, they can, and do take them to jail, and hold them.
    If you have outstanding traffic tickets in Texas, you can be taken to jail. Somehow, though we can't hold a criminal illegal alien? Again, I think they are flim-flamming us.

    Suppose someone commits a terrorist act on federal property - truly a federal crime. Does that mean Texas, or any other state, would not hold that individual? Of course not.

    Suppose a policeman stops someone wanted in connection with a border crossing kidnapping. Would they hold that person and let him/her go, after a certain period of time?

    How about federal bankrobbery?

    How about counterfeiting?

    Something doesn't make sense here.
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    Exactly, nntrixie.

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    I love how the Texan ICE wear cowboy hats. Go get em cowboys!! Go get em!!
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    I've been to Texas numerous times. The Texans aren't stupid people. They know how to get things done. A far cry from this crap hole Chicago I live in. I would move there if it wasn't so darn hot. I couldn't believe how clean and nice everything is in Texas. Well Dallas at least. I haven't seen other parts of Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 Million Dollar Man View Post
    I would move there if it wasn't so darn hot.
    And also, they don't have good pizza. As a native Chicagoan, I need my pizza. One of the few good things left in this sh**hole city.
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