Thursday, February 9th, 2017

U.S. Citizen Sues Feds Over Detention in Maximum Security Prison Due to Immigration Database Error

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" A computer specialist is suing the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security after a controversial fingerprint-sharing program incorrectly identified him as an illegal immigrant and authorities ordered him detained in a maximum-security prison.  The lawsuit is the first legal challenge by a U.S. citizen to the Secure Communities program, which the Obama administration has expanded nationwide over the objections of immigration advocacy groups and Democratic governors in Illinois, New York and Massachusetts. ... "Everybody makes mistakes. I've made mine," Makowski, 24, said in