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11:42am

Thu December 13, 2012
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ACLU Pans Fed Program Rutherford County Plans to Implement

Credit 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.

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12:29pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Sheriff's Use of 287(g) Program Questioned

Tenn. Supreme Court Will Consider Immigration Status Checks

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.

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