Thursday, February 9th, 2017

SComm Debut in D.C.

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"Federal authorities on Tuesday will begin checking the immigration statuses of all people arrested in the District, marking the D.C. debut of a controversial program that has put city leaders at odds with the Obama administration.  The Secure Communities program, in place in more than 3,000 jurisdictions nationwide, allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to review the same arrest data that the FBI receives to try to locate people who are illegally in the United States.  Although federal officials say the program has been a success -- statistics show the initiative has led to the deportation of more than 49,000 felons -- District leaders decried the effort as dangerous to D.C. residents." -