Latinos in the Deep South, a program by the Latino Commission on AIDS

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287g in the Deep South

The 287g program is a federal-local immigration enforcement partnership in which selected local law enforcement officers are authorized to ask individuals for their immigration status and/or screen detainees for undocumented immigrants which can lead to deportations and deportation proceedings. 


Investigations into the 287g program have found widespread instances of racial profilingpolice abuse, and poor transparency that undermine public safety. Research on immigration policies has demonstrated that "there is legitimate concern that people who are potentially subject to 287g enforcement whether documented or not, may refrain from seeking vital services including medical, from any local government or private agency--even agencies unrelated to law enforcement--for fear of exposing themselves and their family members to legal sanctions or harassment."1


To learn where 287g contracts exist in your state, visit: