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Obama Immigration Order Ends Secure Communities Program

November 24, 2014
Designed to identify potentially deportable immigrants who had committed crimes, the Secure Communities program provided immigration agents with fingerprint records collected at local jails. In many cases, agents would ask local law enforcement officials to hold inmates believed to be in the country illegally beyond the length of their jail terms so that they could be transferred to federal custody.

Calif. AG To Police: Ignore Federal Immigration Detainers

December 7, 2012
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told local law enforcement agencies Tuesday that they were not obligated to comply with a federal program whose stated goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes.

Feds Shift Focus of Immigration Enforcement to Violent Illegals

June 18, 2011
The Obama Administration has altered a federal fingerprint program designed to identify criminal illegal immigrants to halt deportations of crime victims and witnesses.

Alabama Joins Federal Fingerprint Database

May 6, 2011
The Alabama Department of Public Safety began participating in the Secure Communities system maintained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Illinois Withdraws from Federal Immigration Program

May 5, 2011
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's office on Wednesday sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security declaring the state's formal withdrawal from Secure Communities, a federal deportation program that targets hardened criminals but has also been used against illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanor crimes.

Feds Gave Local Agencies Conflicting Info on Fingerprint Program

April 27, 2011
Hundreds of e-mails led agencies to believe they could opt out of the mandatory program that provides fingerprints of arrestees to federal authorities. Inconsistent guidance was provided to agencies in e-mails that, at times, were sent from unknown senders.
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