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Obama Immigration Agency Exaggerating Deportations

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history. However, the large numbers of deportees reported by

government immigration authorities have themselves become

problematic.

Various organizations that specialize in immigration matters have

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concluded that the total number of people deported has included

a preponderance of those whose "crimes" have been minor --

broken tail lights at traffic stops, expired driver's licenses, other

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minor infractions of the law.

Many of these referrals for deportation have been made by a

program that was supposed to isolate serious criminals -- the

Secure Communities program --in which local law enforcement

authorities routinely enter fingerprints and other data of people

they arrest locally into an immigration database.

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Other parts of the database are provided through a program

known as 287(g), which gives local law enforcement personnel

the authority to act as proxies for Federal immigration officials in

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William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)
 

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