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