Immigration Enforcement

Whitfield County Georgia 287(g) now operational

Published: June 11, 2008 12:12 am

287(g) now operational

By Kim Sloan

After a three month wait, the 287(g) program is now up and running at the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman charged for failure to appear on a charge of driving with a suspended license was found to be an illegal alien after she was processed through the system, Sheriff Scott Chitwood said on Tuesday. The woman was not identified by the sheriff’s office. She will be turned over to officials with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

A representative from ICE was at the sheriff’s office Tuesday afternoon completing the installation of the equipment needed for the program. The program, known as 287(g) for the section where it is found in federal law, will not cost the county any money and is funded entirely by the federal government, Chitwood said.


June 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Sheriff: Word is out there about new 287(g) immigration program

By Stephen Gurr

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

In the nearly three weeks since Hall County sheriff’s officials began a new partnership with federal authorities to identify accused lawbreakers who are in the country illegally, there has been a marked decrease in the number of foreign-born arrestees, officials said.

Meanwhile, 139 people booked into the jail have been interviewed in connection with the 287(g) program, 111 had immigration holds placed on them, and 45 have been picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for possible deportation.


April 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

3,000 Ga. employers use system to deter illegal workers

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/19/08

Mike Turner wants to make sure his company doesn’t hire people who can’t legally work in the United States.

The human resources manager for Terminix in the Southeast joined a group of about 20 employers and lawyers Tuesday at the downtown Westin Peachtree Plaza for a free seminar on the government’s E-Verify system.


March 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Local Sheriffs Doing What Feds Will Not: Immigration Enforcement

Blue Sheepdog:

February 24th, 2008

I’ll stay away from the geo-political issues surrounding the debate of illegal immigration and stick to just what I know: illegal immigration is …well… illegal. At some point, the laws may change, but for now there are a lot of people who are in the United States illegally.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are overworked, understaffed, and at the political whims of their bosses. While the individual agents are doing the best job they can, the fact is ICE is not able to adequately enforce the immigrations laws in the USA.
What I find to be especially disturbing is that illegal immigrants who are arrested for crimes in the United States are rarely picked up or deported by ICE.


February 26, 2008 Posted by | 287 g, 287(g), Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment