Saturday, June 11, 2011

Department of Homeland Security To Review Secure Communities Enforcement Program In August

Department of Homeland Security To Review Secure Communities Enforcement Program In August

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week it will conduct an internal review of its Secure Communities program this August to investigate potential problems with the immigration enforcement program and look into whether officials misled Congress, the public and local communities about whether the program was voluntary.

The review comes on the heels of an announcement by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) that his state would not be sign onto the controversial program, which allows DHS to access information, including fingerprints, taken in by local law enforcement. In May, both Illinois and New York officially terminated memorandums of understanding with the program.

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