Saturday, July 7, 2012

U.S. citizen Sues U.S. Government after the Secure Communities program flagged him as an undocumented immigrant

This is a cautionary tale about Secure Communities about a U.S. citizen naturalized at age 1 and at age 24 placed in high security imprisonment (rather than a drug rehab program) after a brush with the law because the U.S. givernment had not updated his immigration records.  He has brought a lawsuit alleging in U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois alleging that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security violated the Privacy Act of 1974, which restricts what information may be passed between government agencies, every time they share fingerprints from people who are not suspected of an immigration violation.

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2012/07/us-citizen-sues-us-government-after-the-secure-communities-program-flagged-him-as-an-undocumented-im.html

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