|Florida to Deputize Corrections Officers as ICE Agents|
|By officer.com- Ana Ceballos|
TALLAHASSEE — Florida is poised to deputize state correctional officers as federal immigration agents at a state-run prison as part of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program.
The move by Florida has been "reviewed and approved" by a federal advisory board, and the state is now "awaiting official notification of the Memorandum of Agreement from ICE," the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed to The News Service of Florida on Friday.
"(Corrections) Secretary Mark Inch has made great progress in his collaborative relationship with ICE and we are moving forward with this program," Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a statement.
The push to participate in the program --- known as 287(g) --- was first made in April.
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