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Immigration Law

DHS 'Privacy' Policy Blocks Release of Names of Immigrant Arrests; Paper Sues

"The Obama administration announced last week that it had made America safer by arresting 3,100 illegal immigrants who have criminal records or are immigration fugitives or immigration violators. Twenty-four of that number were right here in New Hampshire.  If it is true, that is great news. We are all for getting illegal bad guys off the street. But since the federal government refuses to give us the names of the supposed bad guys, we can’t tell if it is true. Indeed, having the power to whisk people off the streets without identifying them is more than a little chilling. ... The Union Leader and Sunday News are suing ICE in federal court to force it to provide the names of those it claims to have arrested. We believe the taxpayers and citizens of New Hampshire have a right and a need to know when people are arrested here, for whatever reason." - Union Leader Editorial, Apr. 8, 2012.