Kilmartin Moves Forward with Immigration Program
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The program allows state and local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of a person who has been arrested against a national database. In a news release, Kilmartin said the new program would not change how state and local officers enforce the law—nor would it make them take on a federal immigration enforcement role.
Kilmartin met with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to discuss implementation of the program. State and local police also attended the meeting.
“In an effort to further protect Rhode Island families, we need to ensure that our state is utilizing resources that the federal government has at their disposal aimed at stopping illegal activity,” Kilmartin said. “Secure Communities is an initiative that has a track record of enhancing the safety of neighborhoods across the United States. Therefore, I look forward to signing onto this program as Attorney General – which will help move our state towards a more secure future.”
Kilmartin plans on signing up for the program when he takes office in January.
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