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How Atlanta became a ‘Pioneer’ of Immigration Enforcement

Updated: May 29, 2019

IMMIGRATION - Last year NPR (National Public Radio reported a piece on how Atlanta became a ‘Pioneer’ of Immigration Enforcement and reported that Metro Atlanta, by any measure, is one of the toughest places in America to be undocumented. They went on to say that “Georgia has some of the strictest immigration laws in the country. Driving without a license, for instance, is a jailable offense here. Georgia, as well as North Carolina and South Carolina which are also part of ICE’s Atlanta regions has great cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. Local sheriffs notify ICE about undocumented immigrants in their custody under a federal program known as 287(g). Out of the four counties in Georgia participating in the program, Gwinnett County is the “most productive” 287(g) county in the country states NPR.


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