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287g Immigration and Nationality Act

287(g): Get the Facts

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review of the 287(g) delegation of authority program during the period, February 2009 through July 2009, and published its findings in March 2010. However, it is important to note that in mid-July 2009, ICE asked all of its partnering agencies to sign revised memorandums of agreement that improved oversight, management and communication of the program.

The Office of the Inspector General report does not reflect the current 287(g) program, which is managed by ICE's Office of State, Local and Tribal Coordination (OSLTC).

Since the audit was conducted, ICE has fundamentally reformed the 287(g) program, strengthening public safety and ensuring consistency in immigration enforcement across the country by prioritizing the arrest and detention of criminal aliens — fulfilling many of the report's recommendations.

Read the full factsheet on 287(g) reform.