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Record-Breaking Immigration Enforcement Results

In a few hours, Secretary Janet Napolitano will join U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton to announce record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics achieved under the Obama administration—including unprecedented num

"Secure Communities" - One Year Later

The first day Secure Communities was activated in Starr County, Texas, local law enforcement arrested a man on assault charges. Because his fingerprints were submitted through Secure Communities technology, ICE was quickly able to determine that he was previously convicted of murder, was removed from the United States, and had re-entered the country illegally. In his multiple criminal exploits, DHS had encountered the man on five separate occasions – valuable information for local and federal officials alike.

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