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Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants
Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations chiefly to immigrants who have been convicted of violent crimes. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to recommend small but significant changes to Secure Communities, a controversial program that now ranks repeat immigration violators alongside violent criminals on the priority list for deportation. The change would slow the pace of deportations and potentially ease concerns of immigrants who now fear any contact with police....

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