Local police can now check the immigration status of aliens, both lawful and illegal, against FBI and ICE databases.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm
RICHMOND — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that its Secure Communities initiative now has been activated in every county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This biometric information-sharing strategy enables ICE to identify any alien booked into local law enforcement’s custody for a crime. This is part of ICE’s strategy to improve and modernize the identification of criminal aliens and their removal from the United States.
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