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Mesa, Arizona - 287(g) FOIA Documents

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BCrTYOF
MESA
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The Honorable Michael Chertoff'Secretary
of
Homeland Security
Office
of
the
Secretary
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27
U.S. Department
of
Homeland SecurityWashington, D.C. 20528Dear Secretary Chertoff:
December
17, 2007Please accept this letter as a fonnal request
from
the Mesa City Councll to obtain infonnationrelatlng
to
cross-training Mesa pollee officers
under
the 287(g) program
fOT
holding
facility services.
Uke
most communities across
the
nation and those In border states In particular. Mesa continues
10
seek remedies
to
allevIate the financial
burden
that Illegal immigrants charged
with
criminaloffences places on
our
ctty
and
Its taxpayers. To this end, the Mesa City Council votedunanimousty
on
December 13, 2007, to pursue a Memorandum
of
Agreement
(MeA)
with
Immigration and Customs Enforcement to participate in a 287(9) cross-training program
for
Mesa'sholding faclllty.Accordingly.
we
would
like
to
obtain
the
followIng
InforrnaUon:
1.
Is officer cross-training under the 287(g) program currently available?
2.
What
Is
the
per
officer cost
of
the training?
3.
Is
fundIng available from the federal government
to
cover
the
cost
of
the training?
4.
If
h.mding
Is
not currently available, can
the
City
of
Mesa pay for the training?
S.
If
the City
of
Mesa
'
pays
for the training. will Mesa be eligible for reimbursement
if
federalfunding becomes available later?
6.
When can the training begin?While Mesa appreciates the efforts
of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
and
understands theinherent
comp~xlty
of
strtving to maIntain the nation's security
with
limited resources. the Inability
of
Congress to enact meaningful ImmIgration reform has lett cltles like
Mesa with
no at1ematNe but
10
seek loesl solutions. We look forward to learning more about the 287(g) program
aM
itspotential to lessen
thefinanclal
burden
of
Meas's holding
facility costs.
Should you
need
additlonalInformation about
Mess or
the
Mesa Police Department, please contact
M A
~
City
Manage
r,Christopher
Brady.
at (480)
644-~
-
or
Mesa
ponce
Chief..
at
(480)
644
·
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.Sincelltly.
h,·Wke,
;f:(}--
Mike WhalenCollncllmember
~~
Tom
RawtesCouncllrnemberCouncJlmemberCoundlmember
c:
Special
Nlenl
Alonzo
Pe~8.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
10
Easl
MaIn
SIred
Suitt
7SO
P.O
.
801
1466
MesaArl1O\U
85211-1466
480.6t4.Z388
Tel
4Bil.M4.11'lS
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