Illegal immigration: Government alters Secure Communities deportations - latimes.com
In response, U.S. Homeland Security officials announced Friday that the department had issued new guidelines in an effort to stop immigration officers from deporting people who were arrested while reporting a crime, or who were witnesses in a potential criminal investigation or trial. The guidelines also give prosecutors more discretion on whom to deport.
The White House, which has rejected Republican charges that it is too lax on immigration enforcement, also has been attacked in recent months by traditional political allies — Democratic governors of Massachusetts, New York and President Obama's home state of Illinois, as well as some Democrats in Congress.