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[27 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Recently the controversial Secure Communities program has been expanded to New York.  The program requires local jails to match fingerprints against a federal immigration database. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) then has the local jails detain people they think may be in the country without authorization, while it decides whether to proceed with deportation/removal proceedings.
This means that individuals who are not citizens of the U.S. may be subjected to detention and removal proceedings if they come into contact with local law enforcement.  Now more than ever it is important for …