Gwinnett County has renewed an agreement allowing its officers to enforce some federal immigration laws. Since 2009, Gwinnett County sheriff deputies have been able to check the immigration status of arrested people.
A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287(g) could help pick up the tab.