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September 18, 2023

Traffic stops in Georgia as the first step to deportation

Law enforcement officers in Gwinnett County have a special partnership with the agency. The prison there is one of 40 facilities across the country that participate in the 287(g) program. Local officials have the authority to act as federal agents and issue a hold on potentially deportable immigrants, also known as detainees, on behalf of ICE. According to data analyzed by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, more than 14,000 people detained at the prison have been referred to federal immigration authorities since 2009, nearly double the number at the second-largest facility in Georgia.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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