Harris County sheriff expects fewer deportations
from Here & Now
President Barack Obama, as part of recent executive actions, is doing away with a controversial law enforcement program known as Secure Communities. Under Secure Communities, undocumented immigrants picked up by local police for even minor violations could be held in custody and eventually deported if their fingerprints matched a federal immigration database. Under a new program that will replace Secure Communities, only the more serious criminal offenders will be deported. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, a Democrat elected to office shortly after his county became the first Secure Communities jurisdiction in 2008, is the only American born in his family of Mexican immigrants.
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