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October 05, 2010

Obama Reneges on Key Agreement with Immigration Advocates

ICE Mutiny?

By STEWART J. LAWRENCE

One of the key provisions of the Obama administration's tough new immigration enforcement strategy is coming under fire again. The program, known as "Secure Communities," allows federal immigration authorities to obtain the fingerprints of any illegal alien booked in the nation's jails, and to have that alien detained for deportation. It's already resulted in an unprecedented number of deportations - some 400,000 in 2009 alone - with an equal number expected this year. And when the program's finally extended nationwide in 2013 – it’s currently active in about 30 states, but in only a third of the nation's jails - the annual rate could reach 700,000 or more."...

http://www.counterpunch.org/lawrence10052010.html

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 5, 2010 10:30 AM

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