Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren told anyone who would listen that its 287(g) program does not racially profile people. Yay, right.
The facts show that the program does actually discriminate by targeting minorities.
Since January 2006, 287(g), which is used in 24 states, has been credited with identifying more than 279,300 suspected illegal immigrants, mostly a local jails, according to ICE.
Warren estimated that the Cobb county sheriff’s office has identified and transferred more than 11,000 inmates to ICE.
However, most of these inmates are people who were charged for minor traffic offenses. The more severe problem is that these people with minor traffic offenses and immigration violations are held in jail together with murderers and other severe crime inmates. This is such an abuse of human rights.