Gwinnett County District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque will host a “community engagement discussion” to discuss the Gwinnett County Jail’s 287(g) program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
The 287(g) partners state and local officials with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities for immigration enforcement. Deputies assigned to the program identify illegal criminal aliens under the supervision of an ICE agent and place detainers on them for ICE. Those inmates are then turned over to ICE for deportation proceedings once their local charges are adjudicated.
A moderated panel will discussion the benefits and impacts of the 287(g) program from varying local perspectives.
The first 200 Gwinnett residents who register will be allowed to attend due to space restrictions.
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