This is in response to all the commentaries about 287(g). What is clear to me as a former immigration official with decades of experience running field operations and managing national policies and programs is that most commentators truly do not know what 287(g) is and/or is not.
Even as a former immigration official, I have opposed the delegation of immigration law enforcement authority to local police officers. For the sake of brevity and to avoid contributing to more misunderstanding, I would like to simply suggest that state and local governments engage in an arrangement with ICE to merely notify them when a foreign national (statutorily referred to as an “alien”) has been arrested and detained for engaging in a criminal act of violence and/or other activity that threatens the life and safety of the community.
This would include recognizing detainers subsequently issued by ICE as a result of the notification. DON CROCETTI Arnold