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    Houston TX. ACLU Comment on Harris County’s Termination of 287(g) Agreement

    ACLU Comment on Harris County’s Termination of 287(g) Agreement

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    HOUSTON — Yesterday, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez fulfilled a campaign promise and announced Harris County’s termination of its 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The 287(g) program essentially deputizes selected local law enforcement officers to perform the functions of federal immigration agents within local jails.

    “We applaud Sheriff Gonzalez’s decision to put an end to this failed experiment in immigration enforcement,” said Edgar Saldivar, senior staff attorney of the ACLU of Texas. “The 287(g) program has only managed to encourage racial profiling, divert indispensable resources away from public safety, and corrode the trust between law enforcement and the communities it is sworn to protect. We call on other jurisdictions throughout the state of Texas to follow Harris County’s example and reconsider their use of voluntary programs like 287(g) that can lead to constitutional violations.”


    Shortly after the election, the ACLU of Texas sent a letter to Sheriff Gonzalez congratulating him on his victory and offering guidance as to how to go about legally ending the program. The letter also called attention to the practice of honoring ICE detainers, which are requests to hold noncitizens beyond their release date. The practice raises serious constitutional concerns because detainers are not warrants and do not satisfy probable cause.


    “The 287(g) program is a perfect example of how not to go about enforcing immigration law, and we’re delighted that Sheriff Gonzalez has followed through on his promise to terminate the program,” said Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas. “This is a welcome first step, but I would also urge Sheriff Gonzales not to honor future ICE detainers, which only undermine public safety by driving victims and witnesses into the shadows.”


    The ACLU of Texas also worked closely with groups like United We Dream, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Texas Organizing Project in the joint effort to raise awareness of the problems with the 287(g) program and demand its termination.


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    Why do these people want to protect illegal aliens so badly? What Constitutional rights do they have. None in my opinion. I can scream every time I read these types of stories. They'll never get rid of enough of them at this rate.
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    That's right Scott-in-Fl, it's all about the "rates", it's all about getting those here out at rates many times higher than what's flowing in. You have to eliminate the network, the base, that they have here. That is the lure. It's the massive base and network of friends, family, drug cartels, gangs, employers, money, housing and so forth that sets them up and protects them the minute they get here that lures them here in these numbers to begin with.
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    I just don't understand why Kelly's statements would have included comments like that. We have every right to use military operations on the border. That's actually their whole purpose to exist, to defend the territory of the United States from foreign invasion. And if we're ramping up deportations, there will and should be mass deportations. Unless these terms mean something different to General Kelly than what they mean to most Americans familiar with our language, I'm just at a loss with these statements.
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