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Section 287(g) Revisions: Tearing Down State and Local Immigration Enforcement One Change at a Time

July 16, 2009
Heritage Foundation

On Friday, July 9, the Obama Administration announced plans to revise the Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) that are negotiated under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). The section 287(g) program is designed to allow state and local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. For participating cities and states, this program is a critical tool for enforcing America’s immigration laws, because it has become a force multiplier for the under-resourced Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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