ICE Out of Gwinnett will be speaking out against Gwinnett’s 287(g) program at the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners meeting. We are encouraging all of those who support the rule of law to come out and show that Gwinnett will not stand for illegal immigration and that we stand with ICE and our Sheriff.
The 287(g) program is a voluntary contract between Gwinnett County and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Sheriff’s Office, which filed for this contract, has voluntary procedures designed to maximize arrests and deportations of undocumented people, mostly for infractions as minor as traffic violations. Gwinnett has one of the harshest immigration programs in the country, with the country's highest rate of detainments (20%). This program wastes taxpayer dollars, increases distrust between communities and law enforcement, and breaks apart families.