MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
This Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) constitutes an agreement between United States
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), and the Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS), pursuant to which ICE
delegates nominated, trained, certified, and authorized ADPS personnel to perfonn certain
immigration enforcement functions as specified herein. It is the intent of the parties that these
delegated authorities will enable the ADPS to identify and process immigration violators and
conduct criminal investigations under ICE supervision, as detailed herein, within the confines of
the ADPS's area of responsibility. The ADPS and ICE enter into this MOA in good faith and
agree to abide by the tenns and conditions contained herein.
The purpose of this collaboration is to enhance the safety and security of communities by
focusing resources on identifying and processing for removal criminal aliens who pose a threat to
public safety or a danger to the community. This MOA sets forth the tenns and conditions
pursuant to which selected ADPS personnel (participating ADPS personnel) will be nominated,
trained, and approved by ICE to perfonn certain functions of an immigration officer within the
ADPS's area of responsibility. Nothing contained herein shall otherwise limit the jurisdiction
and powers nonnally possessed by participating ADPS personnel as members of the ADPS.
However, the exercise of the immigration enforcement authority granted under this MOA to
participating ADPS personnel shall occur only as provided in this MOA.
Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), codified at 8 U .S.C. § 1357(g)
(1996), as amended by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, authorizes the
Secretary of DHS, acting through the Assistant Secretary of ICE, to enter into written agreements
with a State or any political subdivision of a State so that qualified personnel can perfonn certain