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Ga Dept. of Corrections Extends 287(g) Program

The 287(g) program enables Georgia Department of Corrections officers to be cross-trained as designated immigration officers in a correctional setting and aid ICE in national security, public safety, and border security efforts, where necessary.

Last week, Governor Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Department of Corrections recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to renew the 287(g) program.

“As organized crime continues to threaten the safety of our citizens, this partnership will allow Georgia Correctional Officers to continue to identify and assist in the deportation of cartel members who are using our state as a distribution hub for drugs and weapons,” Governor Kemp said in a news release. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Trump Administration and our law enforcement community to enforce the rule of law and keep families safe.”

The 287(g) program enables Georgia Department of Corrections officers to be cross-trained as designated immigration officers in a correctional setting and aid ICE in national security, public safety, and border security efforts, where necessary. The purpose of this collaboration is to “increase safety in neighborhoods throughout Georgia by focusing resources on identifying and processing for removal the illegal aliens who fall under ICE’s civil immigration enforcement priorities.”

The documents are below.

GA-DHS Signed 287g MOA
GA-DHS 287g EXTENSION FY20
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    Khai

    March 25, 2020 at 12:50 am

    What about 2nd chances,u went to prison n never got trouble,got out never got into trouble,i think those people need 2nd chances,because they went to prison because they made some big mistake in they’re life, when they realize that, they’re trying to change,plus those people family and love ones are still here, some of those people came over here for better life better education,plus they’re refuge!every criminal is different some of those refuge people are not knowing what’s they doing, those people need 2nd chances!

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