Feds Kill Immigration Task Force Agreements
Posted: December 30, 2012 at 3:48 a.m.
The agreements allowing local police to track foreign-born criminals in Northwest Arkansas expire Monday, but the effort won’t end, local officials said.
To see the analysis of the 287(g) data released by ICE go to NWAonline.com/icedata.
At A Glance
Roots to 287(g) trace back to 1996. That year, federal lawmakers amended the Immigration and Nationality Act by adding section 287(g).
That section authorized what is today ICE to sign agreements, but none were made until 2002, according to a 2010 homeland security report. ICE made six agreements by 2006. As of August, ICE has made 64 agreements in 24 states, according to a September homeland security report.
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