From D.A. King’s article in today’s Gwinnett Daily Post:
Here in Georgia, after a unanimous recommendation from the Cobb Board of Commissioners to move ahead, Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren has sent two classes of deputies to be trained by the feds under 287 (g) and on July 1 began screening all noncitizens booked into his jail using the federal database.
From July to January, Warren’s office booked 3,495 foreign-born people into his jail. ICE placed an immigration “hold” on 1,357 of those and has picked up more than 750 illegal aliens for possible deportation proceedings.
Besides the obvious result of having fewer illegals on the streets of Cobb County because of deportation, the knowledge that the law is being enthusiastically enforced and equally applied has resulted in illegals migrating out of Cobb.
On attacking illegal immigration, an obvious truth is being proven: enforcement works. The 287 (g) authority is a deterrent to the continued presence of illegals in the communities where law enforcement has shown the attention to duty and courage to implement the no-cost program.
This month, Georgia sheriffs in Hall and Whitfield counties began use of 287 (g) authority. Soon, the sheriff in Oconee County will as well.
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