Sunday, November 13, 2011

Frontline: Lost In Detention

Facts/Details Learned
  1. Numbers of illegal immigrants are higher under Obama than Bush.
  2. There is little to no support for immigration reform on the Republican side.
  3. 195 thousand immigrants were removed last year.
  4. ICE checks fingerprints and assesses if a person is a citizen.
  5. Less than 20% of illegal immigrants have been convicted of serious crimes.
  6. 400,000 = target deport numbers per year.
  7. The Secure Communities program was set up to target and deport dangerous criminal immigrants.
  8. Secure Communities was set up with the intention of reducing racial profiling.
  9. State and local jurisdictions cannot opt out of this program.
  10. ICE = U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
  1. Are illegal immigrants ever caught and allowed to stay?
  2. Are immigrants not being held for crimes still placed in prison-like facilities?
  3. Are legal immigrants detained if they commit a crime?
  4. What are the negatives and positives of Secure Communities?
  5. What happens if the deport target number are not reached?

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