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Sun Feb 16, 2014, 01:49 AM

[Secure Communities] Deportation program targets felons but nets those without criminal records [View all]

Source: South Floida Sun-Sentinel

WASHINGTON—

A program intended to remove illegal immigrants who are felons and terrorists has resulted in nearly 6,000 people with no known criminal records being deported from Florida over the past five years, federal records show.

They were among 17,723 illegal immigrants deported from the state overall as part of the fingerprint-sharing program called Secure Communities, which was designed to tap information from local police to remove those who commit major crimes.

Among the deported were also 4,442 who had committed only misdemeanors.

The program is just part of a surge in deportations from the state over the five-year period that has provoked an outcry from immigrant communities.

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-florida-deportations-spark-pushback-20140213,0,1036074.story

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