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Fairfax County participates in program to identify criminal immigrants

Fairfax County marks its first year among 116 jurisdictions nationwide to pilot Secure Communities, which uses a database to flag criminal illegal immigrants.

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Article | For nearly a year, Fairfax County's Adult Detention Center has quietly helped pilot a far-reaching program designed to identify criminal illegal immigrants and assist the federal government in removing them from the United States.
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Article | The Obama administration is making it virtually impossible for Arlington County, the District and other jurisdictions to refuse to participate in a controversial immigration enforcement program that uses fingerprints gathered by local law enforcement agencies to identify illegal immigrants.

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