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The Daily Beast
June 12, 2014

This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation
By Caitlin Dickson

In 2012, ICE decided to abandon one contentious program for another: Secure Communities. Introduced at the end of the Bush era and expanded under Obama, Secure Communities removes the authority to enforce immigration from local cops but requires them to share fingerprint records with the FBI and ICE in an effort to deport convicted criminals. According to an analysis of ICE data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, 2.3 million people were deported in the six years between 2008, when Secure Communities was launched, and the end of fiscal year 2013. During this time period, the number of deportees whose most serious criminal charge was a traffic offense grew 191 percent, from 16,249 in 2008 to 47,249 in 2013.

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