Advocacy groups weigh in on 287(g) phase out
Published on Thu, Oct 18, 2012
Senior policy analyst Michele Waslin was quoted in this article ICE's 287(g) program:
"Michele Waslin, a senior policy analyst with the American Immigration Council, said the task force piece of the 287(g) agreements pertains to police officers on the street.
Waslin said the council, a non-profit that aims to educate the public about immigration and promote sensible, humane immigration policies, has always “advocated for the end of the 287(g) program.”
Waslin said that Secure Communities would still identify criminal illegal immigrants, but would probably eliminate some of the issues some people have had about 287(g).
Waslin said that there are people who worry about police officers exceeding their authority and the potential for racial profiling, civil rights violations and discrimination under the program.
“That’s where the criticism has come from, the police stopping people and asking to see papers,” she said."
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