Tuesday, October 13, 2009


ACLU of Georgia just issued a report named "Terror and isolation in Cobb: How Unchecked Police Power under 287(g) Has Torn Families Apart and Threatened Public Safety". This report really shows what's going on in Cobb County, Georgia after it started enforcing the immigration laws 2 years ago under the 287(g) program cooperating with ICE. The report also claims that immigrants have been unnecessarily detained under this program in Cobb County.
What a shocker! Everyone who practices immigration law knows about Cobb county's racial profiling, most commonly pulling people over who look Hispanic, ethnic or foreign born for nonexistent or minor traffic violations (such as broken tail light) and detaining them afterwards to be deported. This is of course illegal and unconstitutional practice but that apparently doesn't stop the Cobb county's Sheriff department! The report confirms this and outlines how families have been torn apart as non-criminals are arrested and deported. Dear Cobb County Sheriff, if you have so much disposable manpower, why hasn't Cobb County become safer over the last 2 years? Would you consider going after real criminals?

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