Another Georgia County Adds New Immigration Measures

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Federal immigration authorities have started
sharing biometric information with authorities a ninth Georgia
County to help identify criminal immigrants.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the
Homeland Security Department, began sharing the information with
Cherokee County Tuesday.

ICE says it is part of an initiative, called Secure Communities,
which is already in effect in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton,
Gwinnett, Hall, Muscogee and Whitfield counties.

The program allows arrestee fingerprint information to be
checked against FBI criminal history records and biometrics-based
immigration records kept by the Department of Homeland Security.

Previously fingerprints were just checked against the Department
of Justice biometric system kept by the FBI.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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