Jun 8, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Bill could make California 4th to reject immigration fingerprint checks

Bill could make state 4th to reject immigration fingerprint checks | California Watch: "California could become the fourth state to remove itself from a controversial federal immigration fingerprint check program, following recent moves by the governors of Massachusetts, New York and Illinois.

The state Senate’s Public Safety Committee has scheduled a hearing next week to consider AB 1081.

The measure would remove California’s 58 counties from the Secure Communities program, which uses biometric data from arrestees in local jails to search for illegal immigrants. Each county would then be free to negotiate its own terms for participating in federal immigration checks."

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