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According to the NY Times ,"New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are among the states that have said they don't want fingerprints of every person arrested to be run through immigration databases. They say Secure Communities catches too many noncriminals and undermines public safety by making crime witnesses and victims fear the police.

The administration still insists the program is mandatory and will roll out nationwide by 2013. It isn't budging on its refusal to let localities opt out. On Friday, John Morton, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced a grab bag of changes -- an implicit acknowledgment of the growing uproar."

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