Secure Communities Immigration Checks Resisted

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/secure-communities-immigration-district-of-columbia_n_1569327.html

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city will be forced to join the same day.

Council members said they hope to oppose the program, Secure Communities, by immediately passing a law instructing local police to ignore requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold certain people who have been arrested for low-level crimes.

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