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ID:

579

Date:

2010-08-10

Headline:

ICE expands its jail print program all along border

Reporter's name:

Susan Carroll

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Houston Chronicle

City:

Houston, TX

Summary:

Despite claims by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that it would use "Secure Communities," a fingerprint-based immigration-status program to target the most serious criminal offenders, a FOIA lawsuit revealed that 79 percent of the people identified and deported "were picked up for lower level offenses" or are not even criminals at all. The program started in 2008 and is scheduled to be operational nationwide by 2013.

Notes:

Filing the FOIA lawsuit were the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the National Day Laborers Organizers Network, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Keywords:

Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, Secure Communities, immigration, immigrant, fingerprint, law enforcement, Immigration Justice Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, National Day Laborers Organizers Network, Center for Constitutional Rights

URL:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7148094.html


Agencies:

DHS
ICE

States:

TX

Categories:

civil rights
immigration
law enforcement


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