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Atlanta police officers defend work with ICE

Immigrant advocates say they fear being racially profiled

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — A federal oversight body's critical report has rekindled a debate about the effectiveness of a program touted by local law enforcement as a way to rid the community of dangerous illegal immigrants.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not adequately vetting, training or supervising the police forces that have been empowered to enforce immigration law, according to the March report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.

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