Nashville Will Stop 287(g)

Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall said today that he will not renew the 287(g) program when it expires in October. The program became an issue for the courts when Nashville attorney Elliott Ozment sued Hall's office on behalf of three legal residents who were screened and detained, claiming it does not have the authority to participate in that program under the Metro Nashville government charter. The Tennessee Supreme Court has heard arguments, and both sides are awaiting a decision in the lawsuit. Hall said today he will replace 287(g) with a program, Secure Communities, in which the fingerprints of detainees are sent electronically to federal agents who can check immigration status. WSMV has video

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