Washington First State To Spurn Feds' Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program

Washington State just did what San Francisco tried so hard to do but ultimately failed at: It gave the metaphorical finger to Secure Communities, the controversial fingerprinting program that identifies illegal immigrants picked up by local police.

Washington became the first state in the country to refuse to sign an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to implement Secure Communities, when the State Patrol rebuffed the federal agency. The state's governor is reviewing the decision. As reported in the Seattle Times Tuesday:

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