Feds to tighten Ga. program that allows LEOs to act as immigration agents


By Rhonda Cook
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — For more than a decade, Cobb County has quietly been part of a program that adds another category to the job description of law enforcement officers --- that of immigration agent.

The program is called 287(g), named for a section of the federal immigration law. It provides authority for state and local enforcement to investigate, detain and arrest illegal immigrants on civil and criminal grounds.

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