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June 06, 2012
 
 

DC City Council Votes Against Holding Illegal Aliens Identified by Secure Communities


"Federal officials on Tuesday launched a controversial program in the District that targets illegal immigration, but not without a fight from some city officials who argue the effort undermines trust between police and local immigrant communities," the Washington Post writes. "The D.C. Council unanimously passed a bill to detain only those who have been previously convicted of a 'dangerous' crime and only for an additional 24 hours beyond the time they would otherwise be held."