'Secure Communities' Deporting Low-Level Criminals and Innocents, Opponents Say

The majority of illegal immigrants deported by a controversial federal program known as Secure Communities are not the “high threat” criminal immigrants the Feds claimed the program would ensnare, according to statistics released today by civil rights organizations.

In fact, 26 percent of all those deported nationwide because of the

program — which checks the immigration status of everyone booked into county jails — are non-criminals, with the rate climbing as high as 82

percent in some jurisdictions.

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