The present standing of the 287(g) program is below assessment given the change in administrations, in line with an ICE spokesman. ICE has 146 agreements with native regulation enforcement, which incorporates contracts with 70 jails in 20 states, just like the one with the Dakota County Jail.
An ICE official mentioned current statistics weren’t accessible, however the company reported that from October 2018 to September 2019, a complete of 25 county jail inmates had been screened by Dakota County personnel, with six resulting in removing from the nation.
Kleinberg mentioned that in the course of the previous yr, the jail had referred some undocumented inmates for ICE motion however that the federal company had not ordered detainers for any of them. The ICE spokesman mentioned that he wasn’t conscious of the precise instances, however that the company has been ordered to focus solely on instances involving critical crimes and assaults.
Kleinberg mentioned this system is value maintaining, even when no inmates in current months have been picked up by ICE. There’s a scarcity of ICE brokers, the sheriff mentioned. He emphasised that screening is finished solely on individuals booked into the county jail and isn’t used to “racially profile” individuals for visitors stops.
He mentioned the 287(g) program — which supplies laptop terminals to the county to entry ICE information — provides his company “one other software” to rapidly verify on somebody’s id in the event that they aren’t being truthful.