Magazine article Corrections Forum

Sacramento County Uses Biometrics to Remove 461 Undocumented in First Year

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Sacramento County Uses Biometrics to Remove 461 Undocumented in First Year

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Hispanically Speaking

Since its activation in Sacramento County a year ago, Secure Communities' biometrie information-sharing initiative has resulted in the identification and removal of more than 460 convicted criminal immigrants encountered by local law enforcement in Sacramento County.

Secure communities is the center of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) comprehensive strategy to enhance efforts to identify and remove unauthorized immigrants convicted of crimes from the country. It uses biometrie identification to alert ICE when potentially removable aliens are arrested by local law enforcement.

Of the 461 convicted criminal aliens removed from Sacramento County in 2010, 192 are considered Level 1 offenders, which includes those convicted of serious or violent crimes, such as murder, sexual assault and robbery. Another 126 are Level 2 offenders, which includes individuals with convictions for offenses such as arson, burglary and property crimes. …

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