Anne Arundel County joined a federal program this week that is aimed at helping identify illegal immigrants who have been arrested and accused of other crimes.
The program employs fingerprint identification using federal databases, and officials say it will be implemented nationwide by 2013.
The program, called Secure Communities, was started under the George W. Bush administration but has become a priority in the Obama administration's enforcement efforts for illegal immigration. With the help of local law enforcement authorities and jails, the ability to quickly identify illegal immigrants who have committed crimes or are accused of committing them is improved under the program, supporters say.
30 December 2010
Anne Arundel County enacts program that targets illegal immigrants charged in crimes
If there is one nice thing about Anne Arundel County, is it not a sanctuary for illegal aliens (see: Baltimore City). According to the Baltimore Sun: