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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Secure Communities

     Enforcement of existing immigration laws has become one of the top priorities for the Dept. of Homeland Security.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expanding their system of identifying, detaining and removing foreign nationals with criminal records.  The initiative is known as Secure Communities.
     When persons are arrested, local law enforcement agencies obtain their fingerprints.  These fingerprints will now be used, together with ICE's database, to determine the immigration status of the persons arrested.  If they are here without authorization, they will be detained and placed in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge.  Although ICE claims that its first priority is to remove dangerous criminals, the evidence may indicate otherwise.  Click through to the New York Times editorial.
     To avoid losing precious rights, detained foreign nationals must hire attorneys immediately.  There are new cases every day that might help foreign nationals avoid removal.  Only an attorney can represent foreign nationals before an Immigration Judge.
    

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