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Sttction l87(g) ofthe Immigration and Natllulitation Ad (INA)

To whorn it may concern:

[,hi.s office represents the 1'0\\,11 of M~rristown locatt>d in Monis County, N :::w,
fincfosd. h:;rcwjth V~::l U.s. ;,{a1: is an original Jetter j:foln Mayor Donald Cf~sitel!o fo,
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from you,

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DeCOrIrs, }-ITZP;\TRICK,
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Oft1.ce ( I f the ChiefCO(;n8ei, lrnm!gratioll and Customs El'lfurcern«!',nt


March (.) 2007
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cc; lion. Donald Cresitello, Mayor of Monistown


Tonathan L. William~, Esq.
.Ronald R Gordon, Esq.
THE. TOWr-; i.)F

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425 f Stmt:t l'W Room 7000
Wa')hington, !).C 20536

Dear Asslstar!t Secretary Myers:

J am writing (,[1 behalf of thfi: T:),-VTI vf Morristown, looated in rvfurTi~ C~unty, New Jersey to request

pllrticipation in the. Delegation Qf Authority Program in accotdance ·,vith Section 28'f(g) of the
Imrn.igr&tion "~nd ·i'ia.ti-:;>nality Act This partnershio will better E':Oe bJ~ \,IS to meet The ne~ds of the re~idcl'\i!>
of Morrb1owll.

J am proposing 111;: following:

.. Pmidpating MQrri.,town law enforcement omc\irs ()x~m;;ise ICE authority, unck!r


thr: snpelvision of ICE officer", in the Cf,lUrse of perfcrming their regular pfltrvl,
ll\vesiiB4tive, and detenrion dutia~ within MOrristOWll;

., ICE f,ro'Yidc In::!trLlctor~ at nQ co~t fO Morrh;.tc;wn to il'ain ten (10) !"tcrristtwfl1 law
cnthr,;cment offic,:rs, each with il minimum ('JJ t\.VQ (l) years i~tw enforcemem
e"p~rHmce, who have passed a sccl.lrity beg;kgroud chock acctlptable to ICE;

• MOTI'!stown ;Jfo'Vide a room for tn". five-week trAining prognun aI our municipal
building \>vhere ICE's instructors tal} utili::c~ computer training aids, \I'deos llnd any
(.) ther !THlti,tlal$ they may fit:;!.;:! for the instruction.

This p3l'tllersEp will allow us to onter into a Memorandum ofUmlerstal1ding thl'lt will enable Morristown
to participo.tewith ICE in identii)ting crimin.a! me~1 aliens who pose it risk to the re(;iden~s ofMorri'l)Wn.
'I look forwa;d to your spe¢dy end,orSemCl1f of rbis reqm~st and moving furward with M()!ri~tow!J':'
pan 1clpll.rJon ! 11 tlli.s PI'OgI7!1l'l for the benofit of aiL

Very tnlly YOllrs,

0;: Mi·:had P Rogers. B\.I~ines/) Administrator


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Immigration
U.S. Der-artment ...... "" ..."r' Security
620 FreHnghuysen
Newark, NJ 07114
Attn: Sp,'!cial

IKE: To'i\'l.l of Morristown, NJ


287(g) of the Immigration Naturalization Act (INA)

Deal' a'i

response to the 287(g) survey and a copy


T a190 forwarded copies of

to hearing from you,


Morristown Police Department

April 26, 2007

Assistant Secretary Julie Myers


US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
425 1St. N.W. Room 7100
Washington, DC 20536

Dear Asst. Secretary Myers,

I am writing to request participation in the Delegation of Authority Program pursuant to 287 (g) of
the Immigration and Naturalization Act. This partnership will enable us to better serve and meet
the needs of the residents of the City of Morristown and Hamblen County Tennessee.

Our point of contact, ( . ililF C " has been in communications with Agent (b)(6 (b)(7)lC
Program Manager, New Orleans rCE Office and he was very helpful with information and advice
concerning the program. I am proposing the following:

>- Establishment of ail Identification Review officer for the Morristo\\-TI Police
Department.

~ Train two (2) polic:e officers assigned for investigative efforts, with a minimum of two
years experience, which have passed a security background acceptable to ICE.

Willing to discuss availability of training facilities where instructors can utilize


computer training aids, videos and any other materials they need in instruction.

This program will allow us to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable us to
participate with ICE in Identifying criminal illegal aliens who pose a risk to the citizens of
Morristown and Hamblen County. I look forward to your speedy endorsement of this request and
moving forward with this program for the benefit of all.

Agency point of contact i~ _->'::;.I.""'lIo.\.lk lu..I1:""t----I 423-~8~6 }...(il)(J ~C ,,-_ _-,lbi6LlbJ(Ili6 1.-_ _"'"

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(I:lX6). (b)(7)(C)

Chief of Police
423-5$it6.tibJ! )(C)

P.O. Box 1283 • Morristown Tennessee 37816-1283 • Phone (423)586-1215 • Fax (423)587-9518
ofDeIf!l'I/i01J,. and Removal Opuoifons
U.S. Departm&t of Homelsad..Security
4251 NW
Washington, DC 20536

U.S. Immigration
and Customs
Enforcement

May 3,2007

P.O. Box 1283


Morristown, Tennessee 31816-1283

Thank you for your interest in the 281(g) Delegation of Authority letter is to
notify you that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) has received your request for 281(g) Delegation of Authority training for
the Morristown police Department

On May 1,2001, the Program Manager for 281(g) Delegation Authority at ICE
Headquarters forwarded your request for participation in the 281(g) program to the Special
Agent in Charge (SAC), and the Field Office Director (FOD), for the New Orleans.
area ofresponsibiHty. The SAC and FOD, along with a member of your staff will need to
conduct a feasibility assessment study. After completion. assessment will be reviewed at
ICE Headquarters and a determination will be made to either accept or deny your request to
participate the program.

Should you require information concerning the status of your request to participate in the
281(g) pro~ your local ICE Orleans, Louisiana S ecial
Agent in Charge be reached at (504) 3
you for your interest in Delegation of Authority Program.

Sincerely.

Office of Detention and Removal Operations


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Administrator
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TOWN OF MORRISTOWN
RESOLUTION R~ S8 ~07

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR'S lNJTIATIVE TO ENTER INTO A


MEMORANDUM OF UND,ERSTANDING WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAN D SECURlTY - IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT UNDEH
SEC1 'ION 287 -G TO TRAlN AND DEPUTIZE TOWN POLleE OFFICERS

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Manistown desires that the Town enter into a
Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Hom.eland Security - Immigration and
Customs Enforcement whereby Town Police Officers ~ha!l be trained and deputized; and

WHKREAS, Section L.87~G of the Immigration and Nationa1,ity Act, authorizes the deputizing
oflocru p()lic(' forces as federal immigration agents; and

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Morristown wishes to support the Mayor in this
,in.itiative i.n order to address issues wit.hin ,he Town of Morristown.

NOW" THEREFORE, .BE IT HEREBY RESOL YED, by the Town Council of the Town of
Morristown, County ofMon,is and State of New Jersey, oeingthe governing body thereof, that it hereby
supports the 1'-'Taynr's in.i{iative to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department
ofHomcland ~)ecurily - Immigration and Customs Enforcement whereby TO\Nl.l_Pol.ice Officers shall be
trained and deputized, as authorized pursuant to Section 287~O afthe Immigration and NationalilY Act.

I, Robin L Kesselmeyer, Deputy Town CJerk of the Town of Morristown, do hereby


certify the above to be a true and exact copy of a Resolution duly pa,ssed an? adOpTed by
the Tcwn Council of the TO'Wl1 of Morris(own at the Regular Counel! meetmg held on
Febru,;lf}' 27,2007,

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Dated; March 29, 2007

Robin J. Kessclmeyer
Deputy Town Clerk
C.S. IJeparlmcnt of Homeland Security
425 I Street, N\\
Wa~hingh'll. DC 2()536

U.S. Imlnigration
and Customs
Enforcenlent

Mavor Donald Cresitello


The Town of Morristown
200 South Street, P.O. Box 914
Monistown, NJ 07963

RE: 287(g) Delegation of Authority Implementation Plan

Dear Mayor Cresitello,

Thank you for your continued interest in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) 287(g) program, which cross-designates state and local of1icers to enforce immigration
law as authorized through section 287(g) of the Immigration mld Nationality Act. In the past
two years. the 287(g) program has identified more than 27,000 illegal aliens tor possible
deportation. More than 70 municipaL county, and state agencies natioll\vide have requested
287(g) agreements with ICE, and already, more thmI 500 local and state officers have been
trained under the program. I thank you fC)f submitting your 287(g) request with ICE,
untortunately. funding for FY 2007 has been exhausted.

In response to the continued widespread interest from locallaw entorcement agencies like
yours, ICE has launched the new comprehensive ICE ACCESS (Agreements of Cooperation in
Communities to Enhance Safety and Security) progrmn. The 287(g) program is only one
component tmder the ICE ACCESS umbrella of services and programs offered for assistance to
local law enforcement ofticers. Other ICE ACCESS enforcement options include the creation
of local task f()fces targeting specific challenges like gmlgs or document ii-aud. the presence of
a Criminal Alien Program (CAP) team in local detention facilities to identify criminal aliens, or
training to utilize the ICE La,.\' Enforcement Support Center (LESC), which provides officers
the ability to inquire about a person's immigration mId criminal history.

We will continue to assess your pending 287(g) application as more resources are made
available in FY 2008, however through our new ACCESS program, I believe we may be able
to identify an enforcement program that would better serve your community's needs. At my
direction, senior Held representatives from the Office of Investigations and the Office of
Detention and Removal will visit with vou soon to discllss ICE ACCESS mId to assess vour
particular local needs beyond what we ~lready plan to accomplish through the 287(g) progrmn.
I believe these strategic discussions will facilitate a strong partnership between your agency
and ICE_ Combining federaL state and local resources has proven successful in safegum-ding

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the public. We want to build on that success in responding to the law enf()fcement communities
who seek ICE assistance.

Sincerely.

Julie L. Mvers
Assistant Secretary