Immigration Forges Closer Ties to Virginia Law Enformcement


On June 21, 2010 U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement announced that it has activated its  "Secure Communities" initiative in all of Virginia.  In its press release ICE stated:

"This biometric information sharing strategy enables ICE to identify any alien booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. This capability is part of ICE's comprehensive strategy to improve and modernize the identification and removal of criminal aliens from the United States."

Now anyone who is so much as charged with a crime, even if they are not eventually found guilty by the Commonwealth of Virginia, can be turned over to Immigration.