287(g) empowers local law enforcement to act as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in carrying out federal immigration policy at the local level. Local police officers check document status of witnesses, victims, and alleged violators. Those found to be undocumented are subject to deportation.
287(g) makes communities unsafe. Documented and undocumented immigrants are fearful of cooperating with police. Witnesses and victims cannot report crimes for fear of deportation, jeopardizing their family’s unity.
287(g) needlessly fills our court, jails, and detention centers with undocumented people.
Help us end 287(g)!