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Program for violent offenders deporting non-criminal immigrants

"Secure Communities, a federal immigration-enforcement program designed to identify and deport violent illegal immigrants, has increasingly targeted and deported undocumented immigrants with no criminal backgrounds," reports Thomas Francis of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Nationally, 28 percent of the immigrants deported since the program began in 2008 have been "non-criminal" immigrants. In Florida, the rates are much higher.  Immigrant advocates have voiced concern that these numbers reflect racial profiling in some communities.

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