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The American Independent
April 2, 2021

Gov. DeSantis wants Florida officials to ignore federal immigration law
By Amy Lieu

Trump signed an executive order during his first week in the White House to expand the 287(g) program, an agreement between ICE and state and local law enforcement agencies to identify, arrest, as well as serve warrants and detainers of incarcerated noncitizens, according to ICE's website. "Once President Trump assumed office, detainer usage rose rapidly," Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse Immigration noted. "By March 2017, the second full month of the Trump Administration, ICE recorded preparing 13,971 detainers up 31.7% from January's level." Florida by far has the most law enforcement agencies that entered the 287(g) agreement, around double that of Texas, where 26 sheriff's offices participate.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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