Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lake County sheriff wants to focus less on immigration, more on crime

Already an outspoken advocate of immigration reform, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran on Monday endorsed legislation that would give Illinois communities more control over anti-illegal immigration efforts.

Curran criticized the federal Secure Communities program, which forces local agencies to share information with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, for deporting hardworking immigrants with established roots in the U.S. in addition to those with criminal convictions...[Full Article]