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October 19, 2012

Secure Communities program spurs fear among ethnic residents
By Casa Esperanza

Over the past five years, deportation cases have increased more than 56 percent in Illinois, with most of them against Mexican nationals. Furthermore, Illinois ranks fourth in the amount of pending immigration cases this year, reflecting a national trend in which Immigration Court cases are declining while Court backlog and actual deportations are climbing. As of August, more than 7,000deportation cases for immigration causes have been filed this is a big increase from 2005, when71 percent of the nearly 3,500 deportation cases in Illinois were for undocumented immigrants, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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