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Few From DC Have Been Deported Under US Program

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WASHINGTON (AP) — About 30 people in DC living in the country illegally in the first 10 months of a program that requires states and localities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

That’s according to data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington Times reports that immigrants are being deported from DC at a lower rate than most states and big cities.

The Times reports that the district submitted nearly 18,000 fingerprint records to ICE from June through March 31. Its deportation rate was second-lowest among the 14 cities with populations of 500,000 or more that gave data to ICE, trailing only Baltimore.

The district is required to send fingerprints to ICE under the Secure Communities program. But city leaders have resisted cooperating with immigration authorities in other ways.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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