Immigration and Refugees

Increased immigrant detainments eroding trust in Ga. police

As many counties have decided to renew their “immigration detainment commitments” with ICE, communities have seen arrests and deportations of Hispanics skyrocket. Section 287(g), the 2008 addition to the Immigration and Nationality Act, allows local police officers to arrest and detain undocumented residents that they encounter during regular law-enforcement activity. Across Georgia, people in counties that have immigration detainment commitments experience a higher level of racial profiling, especially toward Hispanics. For example, in Roswell, 13