How a once-\’voluntary\’ immigrant-ID program evolved

“The Obama administration then tightened the rules so that cities had no choice but to have the fingerprints checked. Thousands of documents made public by the Homeland Security Department provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the administration scrambled to quiet the criticism and negative publicity surrounding the immigration-enforcement program known as Secure Communities. The administration rewrote the program’s participation rules, the documents show, considered withholding federal funding and FBI information from resisters, and eventually dug up case law to justify requiring cooperation.”

via How a once-\’voluntary\’ immigrant-ID program evolved.

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One Response to How a once-\’voluntary\’ immigrant-ID program evolved

  1. Monex says:

    ….Obama Administration Required Cities to Participate in Voluntary Immigration Program..WASHINGTON A voluntary program to run all criminal suspects fingerprints through an immigration database was only voluntary until cities refused to participate thousands of recently released documents show. cities had no choice but to have the fingerprints checked..The documents made public by the Homeland Security Department provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the administration scrambled to quiet the criticisms and negative publicity surrounding the immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities..The administration rewrote the programs participation rules the documents show considered withholding federal funding and FBI information from resisters and eventually dug up case law to justify requiring cooperation..

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