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Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act

Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act

Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act

ICE’s 287(g) Program

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 added Section 287(g) to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) — authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to delegate to state and local law enforcement officers the authority to perform specified immigration officer functions under the agency’s direction and oversight.

The 287(g) Program enhances the safety and security of our nation’s communities by allowing ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) to partner with state and local law enforcement agencies to identify and remove incarcerated criminal noncitizens who are amenable to removal from the U.S. before they are released into the community.

ICE recognizes the importance of its relationships with its law enforcement partners to carry out its critical mission.

The 287(g) program allows ICE — through the delegation of specified immigration officer duties — to enhance collaboration with state and local law enforcement partners to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of noncitizens who undermine the safety of our nation’s communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws.

287(g) Program Models

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations operates two 287(g) models:

  • The Jail Enforcement Model is designed to identify and process removable noncitizens — with criminal or pending criminal charges — who are arrested by state or local law enforcement agencies.
  • The Warrant Service Officer program allows ICE to train, certify and authorize state and local law enforcement officers to serve and execute administrative warrants on noncitizens in their agency’s jail.

How to Participate

Participating jurisdictions sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with ICE. State and local law enforcement officers participating in the 287(g) Program must possess U.S. citizenship, complete and pass a background investigation, and have knowledge of and have enforced laws and regulations related to law enforcement activities at their jurisdictions.

If interested in becoming a law enforcement partner under the 287(g) Program, state and local law enforcement agencies may contact ICE at ERO287g@ice.dhs.gov.

Participating Entities

As of February 2024, ICE has 287(g) JEM agreements with 61 law enforcement agencies in 17 states. ICE also has 287(g) WSO with 75 law enforcement agencies in 11 states.

Mutually Signed Agreements
STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SUPPORT TYPE SIGNED MOA
ALABAMA Etowah County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
ALASKA Department of Corrections Warrant Service Officer 2020-07-24 link
ALASKA Kodiak Police Department Warrant Service Officer 2020-07-20 link
ARIZONA Arizona Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-16 link
ARIZONA La Paz County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-12 link
ARIZONA La Paz County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-02-27 link
ARIZONA Mesa Police Department Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
ARIZONA Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
ARIZONA Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
ARKANSAS Benton County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-30 link
ARKANSAS Craighead County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-18 link
COLORADO Teller County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
FLORIDA Baker County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Bay County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Bradford County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Brevard County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Broward County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-09-09 link
FLORIDA Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-09-09 link
FLORIDA Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Clay County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-11 link
FLORIDA Collier County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
FLORIDA Columbia County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA DeSoto County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Flagler County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-09-09 link
FLORIDA Florida Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement Model 2020-08-21 link
FLORIDA Franklin County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Hendry County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Hernando County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
FLORIDA Hernando County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Highlands County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Holmes County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Indian River County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
FLORIDA Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Lafayette County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Lake County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Leon County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Levy County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Liberty County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-09-09 link
FLORIDA Madison County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-09-09 link
FLORIDA Manatee County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Marion County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Martin County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-01-22 link
FLORIDA Monroe County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Nassau County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Osceola County Corrections Department Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-04-24 link
FLORIDA Polk County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Putnam County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
FLORIDA Seminole County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-09-04 link
FLORIDA St Johns County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Sumter County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Suwannee County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Taylor County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Wakulla County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-10-15 link
FLORIDA Walton County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-05-06 link
GEORGIA Floyd County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-10 link
GEORGIA Georgia Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
GEORGIA Hall County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
GEORGIA Oconee County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-12-31 link
GEORGIA Polk County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-07-02 link
GEORGIA Whitfield County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
IDAHO Gooding County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-08-17 link
IDAHO Power County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-11-20 link
KANSAS Finney County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-03-17 link
KANSAS Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-07-23 link
LOUISIANA East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
MARYLAND Cecil County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-09 link
MARYLAND Frederick County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
MARYLAND Harford County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-26 link
MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts Department of Corrections Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
MONTANA Flathead County Sheriff's Department Warrant Service Officer 2020-02-12 link
MONTANA Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-01-22 link
NEBRASKA Dakota County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
NEW YORK Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-10 link
NORTH CAROLINA Alamance County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-05-21 link
NORTH CAROLINA Albermarle District Jail Warrant Service Officer 2020-03-19 link
NORTH CAROLINA Avery County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-07-23 link
NORTH CAROLINA Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-07-23 link
NORTH CAROLINA Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-11 link
NORTH CAROLINA Caldwell County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-03-19 link
NORTH CAROLINA Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-01-16 link
NORTH CAROLINA Duplin County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-06-25 link
NORTH CAROLINA Gaston County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
NORTH CAROLINA Henderson County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
NORTH CAROLINA Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-06-05 link
NORTH CAROLINA Nash County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-01-29 link
NORTH CAROLINA Randolph County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-05-21 link
NORTH CAROLINA Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-12-31 link
NORTH CAROLINA Yancey County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-07-20 link
OKLAHOMA Canadian County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-13 link
OKLAHOMA Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
OKLAHOMA Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
SOUTH CAROLINA Horry County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
SOUTH CAROLINA Lexington County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
SOUTH CAROLINA York County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TENNESSEE Greene County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TENNESSEE Knox County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Aransas County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link | addendum
TEXAS Burnet County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2019-11-05 link
TEXAS Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-13 link
TEXAS Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Goliad County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS Jackson County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Kendall County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-12-23 link
TEXAS Kleberg County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-07-31 link
TEXAS Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Lubbock County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Matagorda County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-13 link
TEXAS Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link | addendum
TEXAS Nueces County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link | addendum
TEXAS Potter County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-03-02 link
TEXAS Refugio County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS Rockwall County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-09-03 link
TEXAS Smith County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-16 link
TEXAS Terrell County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-08 link
TEXAS Walker County Sheriff’s Department Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
TEXAS Waller County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-02-12 link
TEXAS Wharton County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-09 link
WISCONSIN Brown County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-10-16 link
WISCONSIN Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-06-05 link
WISCONSIN Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-06-05 link
WISCONSIN Marquette County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-05-21 link
WISCONSIN Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-02-27 link
WISCONSIN Waukesha County Sheriff's Office Jail Enforcement Model 2020-06-10 link
WISCONSIN Waushara County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-06-08 link
WYOMING Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office Warrant Service Officer 2020-03-13 link

Steering Committee Meetings

The purpose of the 287(g) steering committee is to discuss program oversight and direction, identify issues and concerns regarding immigration enforcement activities, increase transparency, and offer community stakeholders opportunities to communicate their community-level perspectives. The intent of the steering committee meetings it to educate stakeholders on how ICE supports safer communities and improves national security, while gaining community-level perspective on 287(g) program operations.

If you are experiencing issues with attending a local steering committee meeting, you may contact ICE at ERO287g@ice.dhs.gov.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office’s 287(g) program, in conjunction with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, will conduct its 2024 287(g) Warrant Service Officer Program Steering Committee meeting on February 27, 2024. This virtual meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Those who wish to attend should contact 287gwsoprogram@ice.dhs.gov. Please include your email address and questions you have for the steering committee.

FY2024

Steering Committee Meetings FY2024
MOA Name Meeting Date Location Type
Cecil County Sheriff's Office 10/25/2023 Virtual JEM
Alamance County 12/06/2023 Virtual WSO
Nash County 12/07/2023 Virtual WSO
Caldwell County 12/11/2023 Virtual WSO
Lincoln County 12/12/2023 Virtual WSO
Rockingham County 12/13/2023 Virtual WSO
Cleveland County 12/14/2023 Virtual WSO
Randolph County 12/15/2023 Virtual WSO
LaPaz County 01/11/2024 Virtual WSO
Walton County 01/17/2024 Virtual WSO
Santa Rosa County 01/18/2024 Virtual WSO
Jefferson County 01/19/2024 Virtual WSO
Baker County 01/22/2024 Virtual WSO
Bradford County 01/22/2024 Virtual WSO
Columbia County 01/23/2024 Virtual WSO
Nassau County 01/23/2024 Virtual WSO
Indian River County 01/23/2024 Virtual WSO
AKDOC 01/24/2024 Virtual WSO
Kodiak 01/24/2024 Virtual WSO
Suwannee County 01/30/2024 In Person WSO
Calhoun County 02/05/2024 Virtual WSO
Wakula County 02/06/2024 Virtual WSO
Fond du Lac County 02/08/2024 Virtual WSO
Monroe County 02/08/2024 Virtual WSO
Broward County 02/08/2024 Virtual WSO
Hendry County 02/08/2024 Virtual WSO
Madison County 02/09/2024 Virtual WSO
Holmes County 02/12/2024 Virtual WSO
Putnam County 02/12/2024 Virtual WSO
Taylor County 02/13/2024 Virtual WSO
Okeechobee County 02/13/2024 Virtual WSO
Pinellas County 02/13/2024 Virtual WSO
Marquette County 02/13/2024 Virtual WSO
Levy County 02/19/2024 Virtual WSO
Highlands County 02/19/2024 Virtual WSO
Sarasota County 02/19/2024 Virtual WSO
Charlotte County 02/20/2024 Virtual WSO
Marion County 02/21/2024 Virtual WSO
Liberty County 02/21/2024 Virtual WSO
Manatee County 02/21/2024 Virtual WSO
Lake County 02/22/2024 Virtual WSO
Seminole County 02/23/2024 Virtual WSO
Osceola County 02/23/2024 Virtual WSO
Highlands County 02/26/2024 Virtual WSO
Sumter County 02/26/2024 Virtual WSO
DeSoto County 02/27/2024 Virtual WSO
Flagler County 03/06/2024 Virtual WSO
Burnet County 03/06/2024 In Person WSO
 

FY2023

Steering Committee Meetings FY2023
MOA Name Meeting Date Location Type
Arizona Department of Corrections 10/04/2022 In Person JEM
Dakota County Sheriff's Office 01/24/2023 In Person JEM
Canadian County Sheriff's Office 01/25/2023 In Person JEM
Georgia Department of Corrections 02/15/2023 In Person JEM
Horry County Sheriff's Office 02/23/2023 In Person JEM
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 02/28/2023 Virtual JEM
Aransas County Sheriff's Office 03/01/2023 In Person JEM
Nueces County Sheriff's Office 03/02/2023 In Person JEM
Benton County Sheriff's Office 03/06/2023 Virtual JEM
Gaston County Sheriff's Office 03/07/2023 Virtual JEM
York County Sheriff's Office 03/09/2023 Virtual JEM
Lexington County Sheriff's Office 03/14/2023 Virtual JEM
DeWitt Co. Sheriff's Office 03/22/2023 In Person JEM
Refugio County Sheriff's Office 03/22/2023 In Person JEM
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office 03/28/2023 In Person JEM
Knox County Sheriff's Office 03/29/2023 Virtual JEM
Victoria Co. Sheriff's Office 04/05/2023 In Person JEM
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 04/05/2023 In Person JEM
Collier county Sheriff's Office 04/13/2023 In Person JEM
Hernando County Sheriff's Office 04/17/2023 Virtual JEM
Hernando County Sheriff's Office 04/17/2023 Virtual JEM
Clay County Sheriff's Office 04/18/2023 Virtual JEM
Whitfield County Sheriff's Office 04/27/2023 In Person JEM
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office 04/28/2023 Virtual JEM
Massachusetts Department of Correction 05/01/2023 Virtual JEM
Harford County Sheriff's Office 05/16/2023 In Person JEM
Smith County Sheriff's Office 05/16/2023 In Person JEM
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office 05/16/2023 In Person JEM
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office 05/17/2023 In Person JEM
Goliad Co. Sheriff's Office 05/17/2023 In Person JEM
Lavaca County Sheriff's Office 05/18/2023 In Person JEM
Matagorda County Sheriff's Office 05/18/2023 In Person JEM
Wharton County Sheriff's Office 05/18/2023 In Person JEM
Culpeper County Sheriff's Office 05/18/2023 Virtual JEM
Sweetwater Co. Sheriff's Office 06/13/2023 In Person WSO
Fredrick County Sheriff's Office 06/21/2023 Virtual JEM
Oconee County Sheriff's Office 08/10/2023 Virtual WSO
 

Monthly 287(g) Encounter Reports

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