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CT Adopts Rules for Detaining Undocumented Immigrants for ICE

Connecticut is the first state in the country to implement these rules, according to the New Haven Register.

Connecticut became the first state in the U.S. to implement rules for detaining undocumented immigrants so that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement can take them into custody, according to the New Haven Register.

The rules are in line with the Department of Homeland Security's "Secure Communities" program where ICE can ask correction facilities to hold inmates for 48 hours until ICE can pick them up. While the program was implemented in Fairfield County under former Gov. Jodi M. Rell, it will now expand to the rest of Connecticut beginning on April 16.

Michael Lawlor, under secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning for Gov. Malloy's administration, told the Register that the ICE has sent "detainer" requests for fewer than 10 inmates in each of the last three weeks, which the corresponding facilities have honored. The rules involve a long checklist that officers have to follow before proceeding with the request that include looking for active warrants, felony conviction and connections to gangs or terrorism.

According to a poll commissioned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in January, 66 percent of Connecticut residents believe

Tall Tale July 13, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Think we have reached the end of the line on undocumenteds. It isn't reasonable to give them a fast track to citizenship, even with children. Since children can and should stay with their parents. Realistically many can be offered parole (work permits) and be able to stay. And any contributions they make to Social Security can be repatriated to their governments when they go home.
sebastian dangerfield July 13, 2012 at 04:21 AM
And any contributions they make to Social Security can be repatriated to their governments when they go home. You mean to make sure they dont pay a dime to live here-- great.
sebastian dangerfield July 13, 2012 at 04:23 AM
ill take that deal!! Let me work --dont pay taxes--and when i choose to go elsewhere, I can just have whatever I had to pay to the US--ill just have them forward it to my new country. That sounds like something we all would like---where can i sign up?
Mother Jones July 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM
these are the people serving in our military, so that the spoiled, children of the wealthy can keep out of harms way, as usual!

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