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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 and 2020 elections, in races for sheriff and county executive.
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.