San Diego Immigration Lawyer – San Diego to check immigration status of arrestees in jail

The San Diego Union Tribune reports that San Diego County is set to participate in a new federal initiative that gives local law enforcement the ability to use fingerprints to check the immigration history and status of people who land in county jails. This is clearly a shift in the understanding that police officer are not immigration agents. But this will may well start to change.

The federally funded U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program was announced this week by agency officials during the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference at the San Diego Convention Center.

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