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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Border Fingerprint Program Nets Felons

30,000 of the almost 700,000 undocumented noncitizens who were stopped at the border were determined to be felons based on a new computerized fingerprint check.  Those with outstanding warrants are taken into custody, those with serious felony records may be charged under federal law as illegal reentrants; most with clean records are simply sent back. [Jack Chin]

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