287(g) facts

The Capital - - OPINION -

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

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