Ron DeSantis’s Immigration Crackdown Could Prove Costly

Source: Reason
by Fiona Harrigan

“Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation and announced new actions related to immigration enforcement in the state. Among them is a policy that could impose a hefty financial burden on state taxpayers and reduce community trust toward police. S.B. 1808 requires each law enforcement agency in Florida that operates a county detention facility to enter into an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Under a so-called 287(g) agreement, state and local law enforcement officers are deputized by the Department of Homeland Security to carry out duties typically performed by federal agents. … State and local governments often pay dearly to implement 287(g) agreements, as they — rather than the federal government — are responsible for the majority of operating costs.” (06/22/22)