Marty Rosenbluth, immigration attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
(919) 323-3380×111 or cell (919) 949-9050; Marty@SCSJ.org
Durham, NC – Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to announce major changes to the department’s policies regarding its 287(g) program. 287(g) enables ICE to enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with local law enforcement agencies and give them training and authority to enforce immigration law. This program has led to widespread criticism from communities who feel it is being misused, and from advocates who charge that the lack of oversight is creating conditions that encourage racial profiling and targeting of immigrant communities.
Southern Coalition for Social Justice immigration attorney and policy specialist, Marty Rosenbluth, will be available to give comment on the changes when they are made public. The announcement from ICE is expected to come out today or over the weekend.