Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cities can't say no to ICE

ICE: No opt-out for program checking legal status*

The Associated Press - Washington Post
Friday, October 8, 2010; 5:59 PM

RICHMOND, Va. -- Local governments cannot opt out of a federal program that checks the fingerprints of people who are arrested against a database to determine if they are illegal immigrants, the head of the U.S. immigration agency said Friday.

That's because the agreement is between the federal and state governments - not the local

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