ICE and Local Cooperation: Spotlight on States
Local law enforcement officials face major decisions regarding the extent to which they will cooperate with ICE and assist the federal agency in enforcing federal immigration laws.
This was on full display during the 2018 elections: Immigration policy proved a dividing line in races for sheriff and county executive nationwide, and candidates promising to restrict local cooperation with ICE were elected around the country.
This series explores the landscape of county-level ICE cooperation, and efforts to reform those ties, in specific states. It has a specific focus on ICE’s 287(g) program, one of the strongest relationships that a jurisdiction can have with ICE, but it also looks at other policies like detention contracts and sheriff policies on ICE detainers.
June 2020: National explainer
June 2020: Virginia
Oct. 2019: New Jersey
Sept. 2019: Illinois
Oct. 2019: Louisiana
Sept. 2019: Louisiana
July 2019: Virginia
April 2019: New York
Feb. 2019: Maryland
See also: November 2018: 3 Maryland Counties Are in ICE’s 287(g) Program. How Many after November?