Eighty jurisdictions in 21 states have signed 287(g) deportation agreements that allow local police and sheriffs to target, abuse, and deport immigrants. These agreements allow local police to act, in effect, as agents of ICE and have resulted in approximately 12,000 deportations over the last two years. These agreements are about to expire on June 30, and Congress has introduced the Protect Immigration Act of 2019, which would eliminate them altogether.
1. Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to vote in favor of H.R. 2729, the Protect Immigration Act of 2019. Or, if your MoC is a cosponsor, thank them.
2. If your area has a jurisdiction with a 287(g) agreement, contact them to state your opposition and ask that the agreement not be renewed after June 30. An interactive map of all such jurisdictions may be found here: