List of Current Section 287(g) Agreements Between ICE and Local Authorities

Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows for the Secretary of Homeland Security to enter into agreements with State authorities and authorities from subdivisions of States on immigration enforcement. Under a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), local authorities may be delegated authority by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assist in immigration enforcement.

Section 287(g) was enacted as part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. The use of section 287(g) agreements was curtailed in the latter half of the Obama Administration, with only six new agreements being entered into from 2012-2016 [see blog]. However, on January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders instructing the DHS to endeavor to enter into more section 287(g) agreements. This guidance was put into action by two implementing memoranda issued by then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on February 20, 2017 [see article]. Since Secretary Kelly's memorandum, the DHS has increased its emphasis on section 287(g) agreements.

287(g) agreement

The DHS explains that in order for an officer to participate in the section 287(g) program, he or she must have [link]:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Had his or her background investigation completed;
  • Experience in current position; and
  • No pending disciplinary actions.

Participating officers go through four-week basic training programs provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They must subsequently complete one-week refresher training programs every two years.

As of August 1, 2017, the ICE has entered into 287(g) agreements with 60 law enforcement agencies in 18 states. The ICE has trained and certified “more than 1,822 state and local officers to enforce immigration law.” As of August 1, 2017, all 60 of the 287(g) agreements in effect “operate under a jail enforcement model.” This means that 287(g) screening activity takes place only for those aliens who are first arrested by local law enforcement on criminal charges and then brought to a jail facility [see blog].

The following is the list of 287(g) agreements in effect as of August 1, 2017. We will update the list periodically as the ICE announces new agreements.

STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SUPPORT TYPE SIGNED
ALABAMA Etowah County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-08
ARIZONA Arizona Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement 2016-06-08
ARIZONA City of Mesa Police Department Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
ARIZONA Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-13
ARIZONA Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-08
ARKANSAS Benton County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-13
ARKANSAS Washington County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
CALIFORNIA Orange County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
FLORIDA Clay County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-30
FLORIDA Collier County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-13
FLORIDA Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-30
GEORGIA Cobb County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-30
GEORGIA Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-30
GEORGIA Hall County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
GEORGIA Whitfield County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-08
LOUISIANA East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-05-03
MARYLAND Anne Arundel County Jail Enforcement 2017-06-19
MARYLAND Frederick County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-08-03
MARYLAND Harford County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-10-26
MASSACHUSETTS Bristol County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-01-18
MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
MASSACHUSETTS Plymouth County Sheriff's Department Jail Enforcement 2017-01-18
NEVADA Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Jail Enforcement 2016-06-28
NEVADA Nye County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-04-20
NEW JERSEY Cape May County Sheriffs Office Jail Enforcement 2017-04-10
NEW JERSEY Hudson County Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement 2016-07-22
NEW JERSEY Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-08
NEW JERSEY Salem County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-12-08
NORTH CAROLINA Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-28
NORTH CAROLINA Gaston County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-30
NORTH CAROLINA Henderson County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-02-28
NORTH CAROLINA Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-02-28
NORTH CAROLINA Wake County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-08
OHIO Butler County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-09-30
OKLAHOMA Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23
SOUTH CAROLINA Horry County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-30
SOUTH CAROLINA Lexington County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-11-04
SOUTH CAROLINA York County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-06-28
TENNESSEE Knox County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-15
TEXAS Aransas County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-30
TEXAS Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-28
TEXAS Carrollton Police Department Jail Enforcement 2016-06-13
TEXAS Chambers County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-07-17
TEXAS DeWitt County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-30
TEXAS Galveston County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-30
TEXAS Goliad County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-26
TEXAS Jackson County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-01-26
TEXAS Lavaca County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-30
TEXAS Lubbock County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2016-11-16
TEXAS Matagorda County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-07-27
TEXAS Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-28
TEXAS Refugio County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-28
TEXAS Smith County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-04-25
TEXAS Tarrant County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-06-19
TEXAS Victoria County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-07-12
TEXAS Walker County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-07-20
TEXAS Waller County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-05-22
TEXAS Wharton County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement 2017-07-17
VIRGINIA Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center Jail Enforcement 2016-06-23

Please see other articles we have written on recent news involving 287(g) agreements:

  • Harris County (Containing Houston, Texas) Opts Out of Section 287(g) Agreement [see blog]
  • ICE Enters Into 18 New 287(g) Agreements in Texas [see blog]