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The Secure Communities program sends fingerprints to a DHS database to check for immigration status. (Photo: Jeff Eaton/flickr)

More Confusion Over Secure Communities: Did NY Make a Special Deal with Washington?

It’s not clear if New York has the power to opt out of the federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes. Immigrant advocates say Secure Communities is being used against people who only committed minor offenses.

The purported mission of Secure Communities is to deport dangerous criminals living in the U.S. illegally. (Photo: foreverdigital/flickr)
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Immigrant Advocates to Paterson: Rescind Secure Communities

Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.

Carl Paladino, Republican nominee for governor in New York - Photo: Azi Paybarah
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Carl Paladino on Undocumented Immigrants “You gotta go back to where you came from.”

The Republican nominee for governor in New York says “we’re not going to allow
 undocumented aliens or illegal immigrants to take part in our social welfare and our Medicaid systems in the state of New York.”