Is LA 'Secure' for American Citizens?

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The Obama Administration is setting records for deporting illegal immigrants with the highest rate in six decades. But some American citizens are being caught in the net. In the past few weeks, at least three citizens have been detained in Los Angeles County at the request of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE. It's part of the Secure Communities program, under which the fingerprints of everyone arrested and booked by local law enforcement are checked against a federal database.


Julia Preston - The Marshall Project - @JuliaPrestonNow, John Morton - US Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Steve Whitmore - Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - @sheriffspio, Jennie Pasquarella - ACLU of Southern California - @ACLU_SoCal

Warren Olney

Katie Cooper, Anna Scott, Sonya Geis