Backed by anti-immigrant white nationalist think-tanks like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) as well as the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), 287g is a way for the Trump administration to further deputize police officers while also getting around a city’s potential sanctuary city status. As Political Research Associates wrote: The 287(g) program and related efforts are the primary way in which the administration, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and the anti-immigrant movement are seeking to expand immigration enforcement’s already substantial presence in communities.

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