287(g)

ACLU-TN

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report highly critical of a federal immigration enforcement program that Rutherford County has applied to participate in.

The 287(g) program allows local law enforcement agencies to detain people on federal immigration violations.

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) - The State Supreme Court will decide whether the Nashville's sheriff's office violated the Metro Charter when it entered into an agreement with federal immigration authorities.

Attorney Elliott Ozment sued the department in January 2011 on behalf of three Nashville residents affected by the 287(g) program. That program allows deputies to investigate the immigration status of inmates.