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Eight Deputies from the Etowah County Sheriff's Office begin 287 (g) immigration enforcement trainingJuly 22, 2008
On December 3rd Occupy Birmingham is planning an action at the Etowah County Detention Facility.
Transfers of ICE Detainees from the Etowah County Jail Gadsden, Alabama Table 1: Transfers During the most recent 12 month period for which data are available, a total of 1,572 detainees were transferred by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from the Etowah County Jail where they had been temporarily housed to other facilities.
DHS Begins Review of Deportation Cases, Issues Awaited Prosecutorial Discretion Guidelines » Immigration ImpactToday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directed ICE attorneys to begin a review process of current immigration cases pending before immigration courts in order to close or dismiss those cases warranting prosecutorial discretion. The attorneys also received additional guidance on how to apply discretion in certain low priority cases. At the same time, DHS announced new training modules for all ICE field agents on prosecutorial discretion.
Today, several newspapers reported on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s statement that the federal government is not going to help Alabama implement its new immigration law, leaving many to wonder how the federal government will continue running existing state and local immigration enforcement programs like Secure Communities.