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  • Alabama immigration group presents Department of Homeland Security with petition

    09/13/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 2 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Kent Faulk
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An immigrant advocacy group says it wants the Department of Homeland Security to halt a program in Alabama that has led to the deportation of a number of illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses. Officials with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice said at a press conference late this afternoon that this evening they were presenting a petition, with more than 10,000 signatures on it, asking that DHS halt its Secure Communities program in the state. Secure Communities was designed as a nationwide program to target illegal immigrants who have the most serious criminal histories. The program...