DC Mayor draws the line on 'Secure Communities'

Signed order in October prohibiting law enforcement from asking about immigration status; federal program to begin in city today


By Tom Howell, Jr.
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray assured immigrant groups Monday that the District is doing all it can to make sure a program aimed at deporting violent aliens does not erode trust between residents and law enforcement after it goes into effect on Tuesday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has implemented the Secure Communities program in nearly all of the country's jurisdictions since it began the effort in 2008.

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