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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Anne Arundel signs 287(g) pact to assist in screening prisoners for immigration violations

Anne Arundel County and federal immigration enforcement officials have reached an agreement that will add the county to a list of jurisdictions that screen inmates in local jails for immigration violations.

Federal officials finalized a 287(g) contract with the county on Monday, according to a memorandum of agreement released by County Executive Steve Schuh's office.

Under the deal, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, will train county correctional officers to use federal databases that screen new inmates for immigration violations, warrants and prior crimes.

A Schuh spokesman framed the agreement earlier this year as part of a "moderate and measured approach" to immigration enforcement.

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Anonymous said...

Good for AA county. The counties on the shore need to get in on this.