Please join ADC, the Rights Working Group (RWG), and allies in a national day of action to end the 287(g) program.
Despite the fact that 287(g) is an immigration program that has been proven to result in racial profiling, instead of discontinuing its use, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering expansion of the program to new jurisdictions next year. For background on 287(g), see the links at the bottom of the page.
We need your help.
Sheriffs in several states have asked the federal government to expand their local deportation powers. The new agreements will be reviewed by DHS as soon as next week.
Can you call the White House today and urge them to deny these pending applications and also finally put an end to the entire 287(g) program?
The 287(g) program gained notoriety in 2007 through its strongest proponent--the abusive Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.Plagued by controversy, the 287g program was supposed to be phased out according to the Administration. Yet today the program is still destroying communities in 57 local jurisdictions and now some Sheriffs are looking to expand it to additional counties in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama and Virginia.
President Obama won re-election with a mandate to do better on immigration, not to continue broken policies like 287(g). The 11 new applications and the active counties are up for review by the Department of Homeland Security on the 17th. We need to make it clear that 287(g) should be a t