Wednesday, June 30, 2010

End 287g

From the inbox:

I just signed a petition to terminate the 287g program, a failed experiment that lets local police and sheriffs enforce federal immigration law and deport workers, students and tax-payers at unprecedented rates of 1,000 per day. It’s time to end 287g.

It’s clear that in many counties around the country, 287g has become a license for police officers to target and terrorize immigrants regardless of whether they have committed other crimes. This policy drives a wedge between local law enforcement and immigrant communities, diverts funds from the crime fighting police should be doing, and further divides our country. Even worse, 287g sets a precedent that is now being picked by states like Arizona, which are using the existence of 287g to justify the passage of damaging laws like SB 1070.

Click on the link and add your voice.

1 comment:

  1. 287g is the best law enforcement enhancement that our Federal government has made in years. It won't be abolished.

    Residency in the USA is NOT a human right, but a right reserved for legal US citizens and legal immigrants. If someone is living in the US without legal permission and papers, then they are an illegal alien and should be deported immediately.