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Travis County deports immigrants at highest rate in nation

Posted on September 1st, 2010 No Comments

Undocumented immigrants that have no criminal history are deported from Travis County at a higher rate than any other county in the nation.

According to reports, 82 percent of all immigrants that were deported were non-criminals. Groups such as the Center for Constitutional Rights helped to gather the data for the reports after receiving information from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Law enforcement in the area have said that they question some of the statistics found and need to review them further.

In recent months, a new program called Secure Communities began reviewing finger prints on inmates in the county jail to see if they are criminals they may threaten public safety. Some critics of this program say that it is too close to the law in Arizona.

Between October 2008 and June of 2010, 46,929 people identified in the program were deported from the country and 12,293 were considered non-criminals.

If you or a loved one has been questioning their immigration status, contact the Austin green card lawyers of the law office of William Jang PLC by calling 512-323-2333 today to discuss you legal rights.

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