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Interior Immigration Enforcement: Programs Targeting Criminal Aliens


This report begins by defining and quantifying the criminal alien population, to the extent possible. The following sections describe current and historical programs designed in whole or in part to target this population, including CAP, Secure Communities, the §287(g) program, and NFOP. After describing how these programs function and key differences among them, the report reviews their recent appropriations history and enforcement statistics. The final sections of the report describe the controversies surrounding certain programs targeting criminal aliens-particularly the Secure Communities program and the §287(g) program-and legislative issues that may arise as a result. On one hand, these programs are seen as highly efficient and even-handed ways to identify criminal aliens who may be removable, and DHS has taken steps to strengthen and expand Secure Communities and other enforcement programs based within jails and prisons. On the other hand, critics of Secure Communities and related programs have argued that the programs are not sufficiently focused on serious criminal aliens, and that they may damage police-community relations, may result in racial profiling, and may result in the wrongful incarceration of people who have not been convicted of criminal offenses. These concerns have contributed to a separate set of questions about whether or not states and localities may refuse to participate or limit their participation in DHS's jail enforcement efforts.


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Interior Immigration Enforcement: Programs Targeting Criminal Aliens  [Order No: R42057  Release Date: Dec 20,2012  Pages: 48]

Interior Immigration Enforcement: Programs Targeting Criminal Aliens  [Order No: R42057  Release Date: Oct 21,2011  Pages: 45]