There has been an increase for local law enforcement to also play a role in immigration enforcement. The Trump administration is preparing to increase the number of officers who are authorized to act as Federal Immigration Enforcers.
The Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the agency to deputize a selection of state and local law enforcement officers to perform the functions of Federal Immigration Agents. This typically includes "task force" models, "jail enforcement" models, and "hybrid" models. Officers may interrogate alleged noncitizens who have been arrested on state or local charges. They may also place immigration detainers on inmates who are subject to removal.
There has been a growing concern about this program and the growth of any similar programs to this. According to Immigration Impact, "By early 2017 when President Trump took office, there were only 37 remaining active jail model agreements in 16 states, with no "task force" or "hybrid" models. Today, there are over 60 jail model agreements with up to 23 more on the way."
The Trump administration has given preliminary approval for more of these applications from law enforcement agreements. The Trump administration has basically increased this number by the most this program has ever had.
If you check out Palacios Law Group's previous blog post, you will learn more about what Trump wants to do to crack down on immigration in our country. You will also learn how this increase in employees will actually have a negative effect on the country. The more employees that you have, the less equipped they are to do the job at the highest quality level of performance.
To find out more about this potential change, check out the source below!
Source: Immigration Impact