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The Secure Communities program goes into effect in D.C.

Posted on June 5th, 2012 No Comments

The Secure Communities program, a controversial program that allows the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to review arrest data in order to locate illegal immigrants, went into effect in D.C. this week, the Washington Examiner reports.

Every jurisdiction in Virginia and Maryland has already adopted the program, and more than 3,400 convicted illegal immigrants have been apprehended by the ICE. According to statistics, more than 49,000 felons have been deported through Secure Communities.

The District has long resisted the program, and many lawmakers are still fighting to limit its participation. Mayor Vincent Gray claims the program causes a dangerous distrust between D.C.’s residents and local law enforcement.

If you are an immigrant struggling with the legal process, contact the immigrant attorneys of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, at 512-323-2333.

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